Games to Play With Your 4-6 Month Old

Games to Play With Your 4-6 Month Old - Diary of a New Mommy

Playtime with your baby is far more than fun and games. As I mentioned in 8 Ways to Play With Your Baby (0-3 Months), playing with your baby is crucial to his developing mind and body. Making time to play with your little one is vital!

Plus, you know, it’s fun.

Here are some  games to play with your 4-6 month old. Of course, many of the activities in the previous post would still apply!

Blast Off! – I started doing this with my son at about 4 months and he loved it. All you do is hold the baby in a sitting position on the ground or in your lap and count down from 10 to 1. Then you say… “Blast off” and lift the baby in the air.

Kiss Up’s – This is a perfect activity for making eye contact with your little one while getting some kisses and exercise in. Lay baby down on the ground and do push up’s directly over the baby. Every time you go down kiss your baby. This was a favorite of ours . It is now pretty impossible to get my son to lay still!

Grasping for Ribbons – You’ve probably noticed that your little one loves grabbing stuff, like your hair! This is a perfect game to encourage grasping (and give your head a break). Hang some ribbon from a play gym (we loved our Baby Einstein play gym), lay your baby on her back so she can grab for the ribbons. Use colorful ribbon, if possible!

What games have you played with your baby?

5 thoughts on “Games to Play With Your 4-6 Month Old

  1. Monick Halm April 21, 2016 / 10:57 am

    When my baby was that age I loved peek-a-boo and giving her raspberries on her tummy. I love your sweet ideas too. Now that my baby is 7, I miss those days!

  2. Kristen April 21, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    I love the idea of hanging ribbons on the play gym! Thanks for these great ideas!

  3. Matilda Togiai April 21, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    Oh I just love these games! I’ve played versions of all of these with my babies too. One of our favorites is Itsy bitsy spider where I’m sing the song and using my fingers to climb up their legs and end up in a ticklish area.

  4. Diedre April 22, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I read a lot to my girls when they were little. People were surprised to see how they would sit still as toddlers. That was because they were used to it. I also used to have them watch Baby Einstein videos on YouTube so they could learn sign language. This helped lower the frustration of them not being able to talk, because they could sign for me what they needed. I also counted their toes in Spanish after bath time.

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