Ideas to stimulate your baby during the ride

From three months to twelve, babies have restricted mobility, especially when we are out walking or in the park, but at the same time they are eager to see, touch, smell, bite and receive all the information they can. Remember that they are at an age when they must be stimulated one hundred percent.

When you are in the stroller you have to talk to them and offer them different toys. While we walk with our baby, it's a good time also for cOntarles everything we see.

When talking about child stimulation many times the question of time arises: I would like to do some stimulation, but when? It is true that modern life has imposed a frenetic pace and the urgent does not leave time for the important.


On the other hand there is the idea that stimulation is a structured activity and is carried out in a closed area, and of course, we will not have the child all day at home, he also has to go for a walk or to the park. For this reason, we propose a series of good ideas to stimulate your baby during the walk.

But why can not stimulation be done on the street?

It is common to see babies under the age of one sitting in their chairs or on the ground for long periods without receiving more attention than when they throw (for the umpteenth time) the toy they are tired of seeing, touching, smelling, sucking and throwing , with the eyes that go out of their orbits looking for children running or objects that are given some information. This is a serious error. Children also get tired of the usual things and need to know new things.


What are we gonna see? Ideas to stimulate your baby during the ride

Therefore, you have to start at home. At the time of the walk, tell him, even if you think he does not understand you: "Honey, we're going for a walk". Tell him all the things you are going to see and do. While you dress him, you can tell him the names of all the clothes you are putting on him, what they are for and what their usefulness is.

As soon as you are out you have to start talking to him and not stop until you reach your destination. Many adults walk the children without saying a peep, making them a carantoña from time to time, while adjusting the cap to cover their ears. Realize that you know the name of everything you see, but he does not know the name of anything, tell him what he is seeing and what it means. And so, talking nonstop until we reach our destination. Naturally when you arrive at the park we will tell you the name of all the games that are there and where you will "ride when you are a little older", and we will tell you all the little friends we have seen again.


Street stimulation: tell it all

It's time to take the 4 or 5 objects that you brought today for stimulation from the pouch bag. Remember that you have to vary these toys and also, you must explain what they are for (see exercises).

Naturally this stimulation "street" does not have to be limited to the moments that we dedicate to go to the park. Usually we have many things to do and the children accompany us whether they want to or not. For example, when we are going to pick you up from the daycare center. Maybe we just finished working, we are tired and we would like to simply relax listening to music or some radio program, but it is an ideal moment to tell them what we have done and how we feel.

It is very possible that they do not understand what we are telling them, but they love to hear that we address them, and also, we teach them that being together is not just being close, but also paying attention to each other. The day will come when he knows how to speak and you are willing to be told what he did that day at school. Therefore, it is important that you teach him to do it now.

Take advantage of the minutes: musical stimulation

If you are tired, not wanting to talk, take the opportunity to do musical stimulation. Tell them what music you are going to listen to and put something that suits their tastes (radio shows, entertaining as they are for adults, children do not contribute anything).
If you see the stimulation from this perspective you will understand that although we have little time for them, every minute we can fill it with quality. That is the important thing.

Exercises to stimulate your baby during the walk

TOYS ON THE CHAIR. One day you can take plastic fruits and talk about each of them, their color, taste, where they come from, etc. Another day you can carry chips with images of objects and show them to them. Another day, if you already have enough manual coordination, you can take 5 or 6 blocks of wood and play making towers or figures.

DIALOGUE WALK. The child must also listen to our voice while we are walking. Many chairs are placed facing our face. In this way they see and hear us.If the chair is cast in front to observe reality while walking, remember that you should also listen to your voice even if you do not see. The head will already be turned, stimulating its joints with it.

TALK ALSO WITH HIM. We must always keep our son in mind when we go to the park. Many times we leave you parked in the chair or in the sand if you already know how to sit, without paying attention to it, while talking with a friend or with our spouse. You also have to talk to him and from time to time ask him: what do you think about this, son? Although he does not understand you, he listens to you and is realizing that you have him in mind.

Ignacio Calderón

It may interest you:

- The necessary complements in strollers and baby strollers

- Stimulation for babies from 0 to 12 months

- Keys before buying a baby cart

- Walking with my baby: how and when

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