7 - 8 Months

Fresh ideas with water and ice

The sink, the tub, a hose on low drip, a tray on the floor—there are so many ways to play with water and babies love them all!

Your baby also loves to play with ice. They’re starting to learn that some things stay the same, some things appear to change but are actually still the same (like you in your 😎), and some things actually transform—like ice melting to water.

Kindly note that your baby must be closely supervised when around water and ice.

Here are some ideas for water and ice play:

  • Let your baby play with ice cubes as they melt and slide around on a cookie sheet or tray.
  • While your baby is in a warm bath, put a few ice cubes in, so they can work to grasp them before they melt. A drop or two of food colouring in your ice tray is fun, too.
Woman giving a baby a bath in the bathroom sink
  • The washbasin can be fun too because they can play with you and the baby in the mirror 😉 
  • You can put your baby in your kitchen sink with the tap on warm and low. Your baby will enjoy the feel of the smooth hardware and dripping water.
Baby playing with a plastic bag filled with ice cubes
In photo: The Play Gym


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