INSIDE: The highchair isn’t just for eating and snacking! It can also be a great place to do activities! Looking for super simple ways to entertain your baby 6-12 months while you get a few things done around the kitchen? Check out this easy list of activities that babies can easily do while sitting in their highchair!
Keeping Baby Happy
Finding activities for babies can be challenging. All though the days are long the weeks and months are short during this stage. The baby stage barely lasts a year! Before you know it your infant is a toddler. It’s a challenging time for kid activity bloggers too! I know when I was in this stage I also found it challenging to come up with ways to keep my twins busy while I tried to make dinner or clean up after lunch and this is my job!!
But the good news is that you don’t need a ton of ideas to get you through this stage. Just a few key ones that you can repeat every week will keep your baby happy and learning. You can substitute items for instance instead of using cork one day you can use straws for a posting activity.
The great things about many of these activities is that they are great for developing your babies’ fine motor skills as well!
Keeping it Safe
When it comes to playing with babies safety is your key concern. You will want to make sure that any activity you set up is going to be safe for your baby who is most likely still putting things in her mouth.
At this age you don’t want to discourage this exploration. It is a key stage in development and a way babies learn about their world until after 12 months.
So you want to make sure that you use taste-safe items or things that are edible or you want to use age appropriate toys.
Remember supervision of your baby is key at all times during these activities.
Looking for more activities for babies 6-12 months? Check out these amazing round up:
- 50+ Activities for Babies
- 30+ Taste Safe Sensory Play Activities for Babies
- 45 Sensory Bags for Babies
- Painting With Babies Art Projects
Highchair Activities for Babies
Doing art with babies in the highchair is a lot of fun. Check out this post of 25 art projects for babies for more highchair activities ideas that are art focused.
Peek-a-boo Flip for Babies – Happy Toddler Playtime
Green Peas Sensory Bag – Happy Toddler Playtime
Water Tray Play – Learn with Play at Home
Peeling Tape Fine Motor Baby Activity – Messy Little Monsters
Playing with Kitchen Utensils – Kids Activity Blog
Rubber Duck Sensory Bag – Happy Toddler Playtime
5 little ducks water play activity for babies – Messy Little Monsters
Free the Balls – Happy Toddler Playtime
Easter Eggs and Water Tray
Sensory Bottles – Happy Toddler Playtime
Giant Pasta Tray
Posting Corks – Happy Toddler Playtime
Other HIGHCHAIR activity ideas include:
- Painting with yogurt
- Linking rings
- Suction cup toys
- Sensory bags
If you are looking for highchair activities for toddlers, check out this post.
2 thoughts on “Easy Highchair Activities for Babies”
Thank you for these awesome ideas! I’m going to try the tape peeling one today with my littlest one, and the others soon!
You’re most welcome!!