I spotted this fantastic sensory bag from my friend, Jen over at Plain Vanilla Mom, a over a year ago and pinned it immediately. I knew that I would make one for my then unborn child. Now that baby is 7 months old and it was time to make his sensory bag.
I already had most of my supplies, but I gathered the rest at my local Dollar Tree.
I squeezed an entire bottle of hair gel into the plastic bag, and dropped in a few glass gems, rubber frogs and lizards. I zipped up the bag and then folded over the duct tap in half around the edges of the baggie. This keeps the baggie closed and prevents it from tearing.
It took less than 5 minutes to make, and they maybe the best 5 mintues I took to make a toy. When I handed it over to E, this is what happened.
He mostly chewed like crazy on that bag. I guess the coolness of it felt great against his sore gums.
He did explore it some with his hands…
But mostly with his mouth.
I was a bit shocked at how much he played with this. He rolled around on the floor with this baggie for the longest time, and it’s still his favorite toy at the moment.
How can it not be? It stays pretty cold and the gooey feeling of the bag is pretty awesome. I highly recommend that you make one of these for your babe! It’s probably the best baby toy I’ve ever seen or made.
Like always please supervise your baby. E does not have teeth yet, so I am not too worried about him puncturing the bag, but anything can happen.
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