Activity #75: Fake ‘em out

Bo enjoys a good phone callWhen Julian was a little guy and I needed to remove my cell phone from his little paws, a decoy cell phone was the way to avoid a mini-tantrum.

Save old sunglasses, cell phones, remotes and key chains that are no longer needed in a drawer.

To keep le baby busy: pull them out one at a time. As junior plays with one, you can usually sneak another back in the drawer for an endless supply.

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.