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10 Ways To Entertain a Grumpy Baby

Just look at that grump face!

I’ve come back from the trenches of Grumpville bearing an arsenal of baby distraction techniques.

I’ve

tried

it

all.

Here are my favorite ways to entertain a grumpy baby…


  • Take a walk 1 of 10
    Take a walk
    Strap the baby on or in a stroller and hit the streets. The fresh air will do you both good!
  • Reach for a Snack 2 of 10
    Reach for a Snack
    Let the baby explore new texture and tastes. It may snap them out of a mood for a little while at least.
  • Blast the Radio and Dance 3 of 10
    Blast the Radio and Dance
    It's hard to be grumpy when Aretha Franklin is belting out R.E.S.P.E.C.T
  • Shift Nap Time 4 of 10
    Shift Nap Time
    Don't fight it. Sometimes grumpy=tired Go with it.
  • Go Shopping 5 of 10
    Go Shopping
    Babies like to people watch too.
    Picture From: http://commons.wikimedia.org/
  • Wear and Work 6 of 10
    Wear and Work
    Sometimes just wearing baby while doing mundane chores is all it takes.
    Picture From: http://www.buildingmoxie.com/
  • Take a Bath 7 of 10
    Take a Bath
    Warm water. Lots of toys. It's gotta work!
  • Introduce a Non-Toy Toy 8 of 10
    Introduce a Non-Toy Toy
    For some reason --and I really like someone to explain this to me -- non toys work better than toys for distracting baby. Wooden spoons, whisks, tupperware tops, plastic spoons, anything he thinks he can't have will make him happy for at least a little while.
    Picture From: http://commons.wikimedia.org/
  • Try a new Game 9 of 10
    Try a new Game
  • Hand Him Off 10 of 10
    Hand Him Off
    When all else fails hand the baby off and let someone else deal for a little while. ;)
    Picture From: http://4photos.net/


Read more of Roni on Baby’s First Year by clicking here.
Roni can also be found on her food blog GreenLiteBites a her weigh loss blog Roni’s Weigh.
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