Challenge a 1 yo

My LO is advancing quicker than I can keep up! She just learned to walk and is into everything and absorbs everything very quickly and gets bored very easily. Lately bedtime has been a fight and I think it's because she's bored! How do you keep your first-walking 1 year old interested?

  • Geena
    Sep 13

    We go out every day. Park, beach, or simply just a walk in the neighborhood so he could see and touch and relate. Books with flaps are also very interesting for my lo and some safe things from the kitchen like pans and ladles he could use to create sound or pretend play

  • Amanda
    Sep 13

    You may also need to switch her naps. My 14 month old started waking up too early a month ago so I switched her from two naps to one and it’s resolved itself. I’ve read going down to one nap can happen anytime between 13 and 18 months. Or maybe she is napping too late in the day close to her bedtime? I’ve heard after 4:30 pm make sure they’re awake until bed time. Hope your situation improves!

  • Cathy
    Sep 13

    I agree with both of the above comments. Find music classes, libraries always have free events. Go to the park etc. We bought a water table and sand box so sometimes we just go in the back yard for an hour. Also check with your local rec center! Usually if they are walking you can sign them up for activities there.

  • PK
    Sep 13

    My son gets bored really easily too... we actually go out twice a day. Once right after breakfast and then a second time after his midday nap and snack. We go to parks, libraries, the mall (there’s a playground there), the aquarium, the children’s museum here.. soon we are going to get a membership at the zoo. I also recently signed up for a mommy and me class. Water tables are great! We go grocery shopping together a lot too (i suck at grocery lists and always forget something lol).

  • Claudia
    Sep 24

    I learned 2things with my first one: hide half of her toys in a box, and when she gets bored just take those toys out and hide the rest. #2 a little boring time is also good, specially before bed, I had to learn that the hard way the first time (he didn't want to nap and then he wouldn't go to bet until 10 pm) and now with my little girl, (she's specially challenging, she started walking at 10 months old) I let her get bored before napping and bed time.

  • Claudia
    Sep 24

    Oh! I forgot to say, going out every single day and having her all the time busy will be overstimulation and that leads to less rest (again, learnt it the hard way)