Water Play Ideas for Newborns

Never thought of trying water play with a newborn? Here are some ways we enjoy water play in the first months of life:

Kick and Splash in a pan of water : perfect for babies not yet reaching in Tummy Time or for belly-up play before baby can roll

Float a bath toy in a pan of water : perfect for early Tummy Time when baby is just getting able to hold his lifted head steady for a few seconds

Tummy Time Touch Tank : perfect for babies who can reach in Tummy Time either on the floor or with chest supported by a nursing pillow or folded/rolled blanket

Tummy Time sensory play . CanDoKiddo.com

Whether you use water play for Tummy Time or for belly-up play, it provides a rich sensory experience for your new baby. Simple water play activities encourage attention and engagement, movement and exploration. 

ALWAYS supervise your baby closely around water. Babies can drown even in very shallow water.