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Activities for 10 mo

Anonymous

My 10mo daughter stays home all day with her nanny from 8-5:30 every day five days a week. The only outing is an hour at the playground. I am wondering what other nannies/parents are doing with their babies around my daughter’s age. I am just worried that I am dumming down my daughter or something by having her just stay with her nanny at home all day. Are there any classes to suggest taking my daughter to? Is she too young for that? Am I just becoming paranoid?

  • PK
    Jun 17

    Check out your local library calendar to see if there is story time or baby play time. 1 hr at the playground is great too.. if there are several different parks in the area, I would rotate playgrounds. Check out your community center or community college to see if there are classes that you can take your child to. ^^ I wish I did all that. But in all honesty, I maybe took my son to the library a few times, didn’t even bother with the playground until he could walk... we just went on a lot of stroller walks to stores and around the neighborhood or just stayed home.

  • Kelley
    Jun 17

    I had a live-in nanny with us when my daughter was about the same age. I had the apps “BabySparks” and “Kinedu” and I would go through them and find activities that I would screenshot and share with the nanny for ideas of great developmental activities to do with my daughter throughout the day. I think exposure is great, so no, she is not too young for classes! :-) Library time, swim lessons, tumbling classes, music class (this was my daughter’s favorite when she was about 8-10 months) any thing is great to get her moving in new ways, processing new stimuli, and interacting with other people. Giving her opportunities to be around other kids her age allows her to observe and learn from them, and just getting her comfortable in other settings is a great skill for life. Plus, the stimulation of a new and different place really enhances babies brain development.

  • Anonymous
    Jun 18

    I don’t think it really matters as long as your kiddo is getting lots of interactive playtime with somebody. Kiddos this age learn through play doesn’t matter one person or more. As long as your nanny is talking to her, reading to her, playing with her; she’s learning and growing. Outside “classes” can stimulate her but aren’t really necessary on regular basis. Playing and seeing kids every now and then can be enough.

  • Jenn
    Jun 18

    I have a 13 month old and was a nanny for infants and toddlers. I was out of the house every day as a nanny to many different places. Parks, splash pads, pools, library, music class (Music Together), gym class (My Gym, Gymboree, Little Gym), zoo, indoor play areas when it was raining or too hot/cold. As a parent, I do the same thing. My LO and I go out at least once a day when I'm working and at least twice a day when I'm not. I would definitely encourage you to have your daughter get out more and socialize. I was park of a nanny play group, so eventually we would meet up with some of the other kids on non-play group days and the kids were all good friends.

  • Anonymous
    Jun 20

    I went to Library baby rhyme time, swim class, and music class in addition to playgrounds. It’s nice to get the interaction with other kids as well as the sensory experience of music, water, sand, etc. my son is also very active and walking at 10m so going out was easier.