Turn tummy time into a little land of discovery with a few clever tweaks of a childhood favourite toy – the humble hula hoop. It’s the work of minutes but will keep tots loving tummy time day after day.
Mum’s Grapevine Facebook baby group member Ashleigh made her DIY sensory hoop creation by gathering baby safe bits and bobs that she had laying around the house and attaching them securely to a clean hula hoop. Her bub has been loving it ever since!
Bub has 360 degrees of sensory objects to look at, play with and reach for – which all helps keep tummy time fun!
Make your own baby sensory hoop
The trick to making a really engaging sensory hoop is to use a mix of things that engage bub’s senses (hence the name!). Things that crinkle and make noise, different textures, colours and even scents.
Just make sure everything you use is baby safe and attached really well, and always keep an eye on bub while they’re having tummy time.
Things you can add to your sensory hoop
- Plush toys
- Scarves (think different textures like silk or wool)
- Pom poms
- Bath sponge
- Teething rings
- Soft books
And if you can’t get your hands on a hula hoop you could try using a garden hose.
Read next …
It’s baby play time! Take a look at our other baby play articles, including what signs to look for when bub wants to play, and how to keep those toys squeaky clean.
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