Oh, how babies love noise!
Big noises, little noises, repetitive noises…
So, kids make noise. As mothers, this is something we know. It’s also something we come to love (sometimes).
What I guess I’m trying to say is, sometimes we can make it fun. For instance, I made these “exploration bottles” for my girls a little while back, but never got around to posting about them. And, not only did my youngest daughter love them (who was probably about 8-months-old at the time), but her big sister (2 years her senior), loved them, too.
They’re kind of musical in a way, especially since there are so many options when it comes to filling them. I used some two kinds of beads and some pom poms – all from the dollar store. I put them in dried out water bottles in the 16 oz. and 8 oz. sizes. I also added a little hot glue to the caps (after the photo was taken) to make sure that the contents wouldn’t end up in my daughter’s mouth. Like everything else she gets her hands on.
I’ve also seen them done where you fill them with water, so the kids can watch the stuff float around. I like what I did, because each bottle made a different sound when you shook it. And yes, even the pom pom bottle made a sound, just a very light and swooshy one. It’s great for comparison, especially with my older daughter.
Have you done something similar? Let me know!