Turn your pack n play (or any play yard) into a ball pit for a toddler that still needs occasional containment but also wants entertainment. At-home ball pit? Yep! Mama’s gotta carry in the groceries without a little person running into the street, right?!
- Remove any mobile and bassinet from your toddler play yard
- Add a few dozen fun balls (like these Intex fun balls, a pack of 100 for less than $20 with carrying case)
- Insert small child!
She tells us:
I’m a rookie mom to a one-year old little guy who has always HATED with a vehement (and very vocal) passion being contained in any way – especially in his pack-n-play. But, I was determined to find ANY way to make use of something we spent a pretty big chunk of change on. Inspiration struck, as it so often does, in the sale aisle at Target, in the form of 100 plastic balls for $15.
That $15 magically transformed the pack-n-play of DOOM into the SUPERFUN Ball pit of happiness. Which means I can get dressed without worrying about a surprisingly quick toddler going down the stairs “too fast”.
I can totally relate. The day my son grew out of the Jumperoo was a sad sad day for me; I had no idea how to unload two kids from the car anymore. I would have loved to have this terrific reader suggestion from Kalena to create a DIY ball pit to keep him busy. Let us know if you try it!
[Photos by Kalena]