First published July 2010. Updated 2019.
There is something freeing to a baby when he starts crawling… he can finally get where he wants to go! To make crawling a little more fun (and to increase gross motor development and balance) why not make a baby obstacle course for your little mover!
All you need is a soft surface (like carpet), some pillows, and a blanket or two! Oh, and a toy you move around for motivation is also a good idea. In our case, that happened to be a rubber ducky from the bath.
Baby Obstacle Course
1. Arrange your pillows into a “pillow hill” and create a tunnel with your blanket.
2. Let your little one get started! Entice him by putting a favorite baby toy on the other side of the pillow hill or through the tunnel.
Who needs fancy toys anyway???