17 minutes | Feb 15th 2021

TPJ 97: Can Babies Play Independently?

Can babies play independently? Is that even possible? Or is it something that only develops later (if at all)? The answer is...they can! And in this episode I’m going to talk about 10 ways they can play and how to encourage them to do so.    [01:05] #1 - Don't entertain your baby [02:39] #2 - Le Pause [04:13] #3 - Don't overstimulate - keep it simple [06:23] #4 - Don't interfere [07:52] #5 - Keep things low [09:20] #6 - Keep trying [10:59] #7 - Try different times [12:43] #8 - Try different positions [13:38] #9 - Make sure they're comfortable [14:21] #10 - Experiment with music   If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.    Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.   Resources:   Join my membership, Present Play! Join our free Facebook community, Love Parenting with Avital How To Create A YES space (video) Book "Secrets Of The Baby Whisperer" by Tracy Hogg Book “Bringing Up Bébé” by Pamela Druckerman   Full Show Notes: https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/97
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