A few weeks ago, my mother in law was keeping Baby W while the hubby and I were working. When I got home, she showed me a new, fun way for Baby W to keep himself entertained! She put blankets in the bottom and hanging on the sides of a laundry basket, and she put toys in the basket as well. Then, she plopped Baby W in with the blankets and toys and let him play! He loves it!
This is only recommended when your baby can sit up pretty easily on his/her own. But, it makes it easy to get stuff done around the house when you can watch them easily and transport them to any room with their toys.
When I was in Charlotte this past weekend, my mom was going to watch Baby W while I went out and spent my birthday money. She wanted to clean the kitchen and I showed her that it would be easy if she used the laundry basket. She thought the idea was ingenious and that I should send it in to Parenting magazine...lol! She said he loved sitting in there so much!
Another good thing about it is that when I pack for a trip, I can fit nearly everything we need for Baby W in the laundry basket. So I pack the blankets, toys, clothes, burpcloths, bibs, pjs, white sound machine, baby monitor, bath stuff, and whatever else I need right there in the laundry basket.
I don't have my camera right now to post pictures of this...but I will definitely give you some visuals tomorrow for wordless wednesday!
Good luck trying this out!