Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sensory Nibble Bag

Is anyone getting sick of my Pinterest re-do's? Since there's only, oh, I don't know, 5 readers at best who read this blog, I'm going to just keep on keeping on. Hope you don't mind.

Pinterest is loaded with ideas for toddlers, but what can you really do with infants??? I  am so excited to start making things for Denver to play with and learn from, but he is too little for most of the things I've pinned.  Then I found this sensory bag from Plain Vanilla Mom! It's perfect because he is starting to get curious and grasp and touch things. Also, it could be made with stuff from the dollar store...love that!


Take a ziplock bag--freezer bags are best because they are the thickest and most durable. Fill with a bottle of hair gel, and then whatever little trinkets you can find. I got some beads, plastic fish and frogs, marbles, and a shiny new penny.  Then, I trimmed the whole thing with duct tape to make sure it wouldn't leak or split open at the edges. I love decorative duct tape! And the black and white checkers are a perfect bold visual for infants! 


Denver loves this toy...in fact, it might be his favorite.  when I hold it up in front of him, he gets so excited...it doesn't even really do anything, he just loves to look at it.  Maybe it's the color, or the bold edges. When I give it to him, he grabs at it a bit which is what he's supposed to do with it since its a sensory bag...and then right into his mouth it goes! I guess even the sensory bag is a little too advanced for him. So for now, it's a nibble bag. Luckily he has no teeth yet so we don't have to worry about him biting through it. 

9 comments:

  1. What a great idea, though are you not worried about the plastic that the baby sucks on?Just a thought.

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  2. I thought about that...but he only has it in his mouth for a few seconds here and there while I'm right beside him, and without teeth, he's not going to bite it open. Besides, he puts all kinds of other clean plastic toys in his mouth all day. This doesn't seem any different for the time being.

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  3. I love this idea! You amaze me.....

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  4. I just stumbled onto your blog from Pinterest. I'm sad that you haven't posted since April, I really enjoyed your posts. Also, I think you might secretly be Martha Stewart.

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  5. I love this idea and will be creating one for my son Jacob. I agree, you should post more!

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  6. I love this idea! My baby is...well i guess a toddler now, has began walking in the past few days...he has four teeth so i would have to be EXTRA carefull with this! Love the idea! I also agree post more please! :)

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  7. love it!!!! im so doing this!!!

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  8. My baby sitter makes these for the toddlers but uses a water bottle or soda bottle. Corn syrup and food coloring instead of gel. Same concept just in a bottle. Toddlers can pick it up and take it with them. They can roll the bottle around and tip from one end to another. So cool. Oh and she siliconed the lid on and covered with duct tape.

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  9. For those with teeth, you could just use 3 or 4 freezer bags and put the stuff on the inside. Great idea!

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