Based on my own observations with S and now with X, my personal recommendation is to start around 4 months old with some basic experiences. Once your baby can open their hand from a fist and (even if it is not refined) reach for things, I think they’re ready to begin exploring their world.
What age should you start baby sensory?
Your baby’s sense of touch is highly developed at birth. Their mouth is particularly sensitive to textures and temperatures, and they’ll be keen to use it to explore new objects . From around five months, your baby may start to reach out for objects.
How do I start baby sensory?
Sensory Activities (0-18 Months)
- Hang a colorful mobile above baby’s crib to provide visual stimulation.
- Encourage baby to hold or shake an age appropriate rattle.
- Gently touch and tickle baby to make them giggle.
- Play with baby in a variety of positions.
What do you put in a baby’s sensory box?
Some of the most popular sensory bin fillers include water, sand, dry rice, dry beans, popcorn kernels, water beads and shaving cream. These items are great to use in sensory bins for toddlers once they can understand not to eat them.
What age is best for messy play?
What age should you start messy play? Messy play is wonderful to start introducing at 6 months old or more. As soon as you see the interest in touching and feeling the world around them it’s a great idea to follow their lead and encourage even more.