Do you struggle to find things for your toddler to do while in public? Well, we have 10 ways to entertain your toddler in public to keep them from running the other way!
This post is sponsored by MiaMily all opinions are my own.
10 Ways to Entertain Your Toddler in Public (without Electronics!)
If you have a toddler you know just how hard it is to entertain your toddler in public. I feel like Tony is constantly running in the opposite direction than we need to go so, therefore, I spend most of my time chasing my crazy little boy! Please tell me I am not the only one! But here are 10 ways to entertain your toddler in public without electronics to keep you from spending your time chasing your little one!
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Bring their Favorite Toy
Every toddler has a favorite toy, so take it with you when you go out in public! Tony loves bringing little toys to play within the cart at the store or when he needs to stay in one spot.
Snacks, Snacks, and More Snacks!
Every toddler loves food! So, pack some (or a lot of snacks) for them to enjoy! I usually bring snacks that they don’t normally get at home, fruit snacks, granola bars, Pirate Bootie, etc. When I bring snacks Tony tends to listen a little bit better, stays a little closer, and allows me to enjoy being out in public.
Although toddlers love to be on the go, like all the time. They also love to be held, but they can get so heavy! That is why I love the MiaMily Hipster Smart! My favorite feature is the high waist belt for awesome lumbar support and, oh my gosh, the seat cushion is a game changer because it takes the weight of the baby off me!
Also, can I just say I am in love with the fact that the MiaMily Hipster Smart has a way to secure Tony’s paci to a clip that way I don’t have to keep bending down to pick up his paci when it falls on the ground? Totally life changing!!
The MiaMily Hipster Smart is the perfect babywearing inside the home or out. And don’t forget about the large storage pocket under the hip seat where you can keep all your personal items close by like your phone, wallet, keys, etc as well as some baby essentials while on the go. Seriously! MiaMily thought of everything when it comes to the Hipster Smart!
I have yet to meet a toddler who doesn’t love to color! A great way to entertain your toddler in public is by bringing a coloring book and crayons! If you are worried about your toddler coloring on all the surfaces that they aren’t supposed to then try Color Wonder or Water Wow!
Tony loves when I sing to him (and bonus when I am holding him in our MiaMily Hipster Smart! We sing all the songs kids love, Baby Shark, Humpty Dumpty, The Wheels on the Bus. I sing he laughs. It’s a win for both of us!
It’s never too early to start learning colors, so Tony and I play color hunt! I say, “do you see something red?” and we look around for something red. When we find something red I always say, “Yes, the bird is red, or the sign is red.” This allows him to recognize red and expound his vocabulary with new words!
What Sound Does the Animal Make?
Tony loves to make animal noises so we play what sound does the animal make! I say, “What does the cow say?” Immediately we say, “MOOOOOOOOO” excitedly! He loves this game!
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Another way to entertain your toddler in public without electronics is with wikki sticks. These sticks are bendable and offer so many possibilities for fun! I love that they are reusable!
Play the Tickle Game
While wearing your toddler in public with your MiaMily Hipster Smart play the tickle game. What toddler doesn’t love to laugh and have fun? And who doesn’t love to hear cute little toddler laughs? Playing the tickle game keeps your toddler happy allows you to get some stuff done and yet still bond with your toddler! Winning!
It can be difficult to entertain your toddler in public! I totally get it, but with these 10 ideas to entertain your toddler in public hopefully, you will find just the right thing to entertain your toddler without electronics!
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Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!