Baby Play with Christmas Lights

 

Our whole family loves Christmas lights, and Baby N is no exception. In fact, he’s always liked to look at lights, and when he was tiny {well, even tinier, he’s still pretty tiny 😉 }, sometimes all it took to make him happy was to turn on the lights. These days, he LOVES to look at the Christmas tree.

I wanted to give him a chance to explore Christmas lights further while keeping him safe, so I set up this simple sensory Baby Play with Christmas Lights activity for him.

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

(N was 5 months old.)

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Materials for Baby Play with Christmas Lights:

  • String of LED Christmas lights. {Make sure to use ones that don’t get hot.}
  • Thin cloth diaper, burp cloth or similar to cover the lights.

 

 

 

The set up was really simple: I arranged the string of Christmas lights on the floor, placed a cloth diaper on top, and set N on top of that on his tummy.

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

 

He was absolutely fascinated.

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

 

We talked about the lights and the colors, and he did his best to touch some of the lights I did.

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

 

After a while, I pulled the cloth diaper back a little to let him check out the uncovered lights.

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

 

When I put the diaper back over the lights, N was determined to uncover them again.

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

 

I allowed him to touch them for a little bit and explore them further.

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

 

Only when he tried to put them in his mouth did I cover the lights again.

He was fine with that, continued playing with the lights under the cloth diaper and checked out where the Christmas lights ran uncovered under the side of the cloth diaper.

He stayed in this cute position for quite a while, mesmerized by the lights 🙂

 

Baby Play with Christmas Lights: Beautiful and safe sensory play for tummy time!

 

Baby N really enjoyed this simple sensory activity, and the Christmas lights looked so pretty!

 

 

 

Does your baby love Christmas lights? What other ways have you found to let her explore them safely? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

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