Baby Activity – For the Love of Cords

Baby Activity – For the Love of Cords
for the love of cords
Courtney from Praying for a Little One shared this idea with me. Her son loves cords and wires. Instead of constantly redirecting him from those dangerous areas, she made a cord box for him. She used different textured ribbons and cords and put them through the hole in the bottom of a diaper box and taped them inside. Problem solved and he loves it.
I couldn’t wait to share this with you. This is such a creative and doable activity. I think all kids would love something like this whether they have a passion for cords or not.
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  • Reply Rachel

    That is a great idea… I know my infants when they start crawling are fascinated with all things “wired”

    June 26, 2010 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    We are constantly redirecting, so I may have to try this! Thanks for the post.

    June 27, 2010 at 3:43 am
  • Reply Anonymous

    This seems a little contrary. Because what’s to teach them that this cord is ok and this one Is Not?? Maybe make similar things but not real cords?

    June 27, 2010 at 5:07 am
  • Reply Miss Muffin

    LOVE this! Can not tell you how much!!! My little one is just going CRAZY for cords of ALL KIND! I am constantly trying to get him away from something. He alos LOVES ribbons. I will definitely try this.
    Now I only have to find something that will keep him away from my plants! He loves to pull on their leaves.:-( Any suggestions?

    June 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply ~SHANNON~

    My Molly would love this, and what a great way to be able to regulate what lengths are used and control the safety- Love it!

    June 28, 2010 at 2:00 am
  • Reply Courtney

    So glad everyone liked it! To answer the annonymous commenter…it seems to me that he is able to distinguish the difference between cords connected to the wall and cords/strings in my play box (diaper box has a baby on it and lots of colorful ribbons to make it an obvious difference). If you aren’t comforable using cords, I would just use lots of different texture ribbons and shoelaces. I do have one area that he is still really tempted to mess with (lamps plugged in both outlets) that I put a storage cube ottoman (target) full of his toys in front of so he was safe.

    June 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm
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