Tips To Create Your Own Baby Sensory Bottles At Home
Mar 15, 2023
There are so many lovely baby sensory toys available to buy, but sometimes the greatest sensory toys are those made at home. The perfect example of this is a baby sensory bottle. Great to cater and suit all ages, from baby to toddlers and pre-schoolers. What child doesn't get mesmerised by watching tiny sparkly delights slowly moving, even we do as parents!
From dry sensory bottles you use to explore and discover, to wet sensory bottles that aids visual development. Both of which are usually calming, relaxing and distracting for a child, and, the best bit is that we're going to help give you tips on how to create your baby sensory bottle at home!
Before we start, here's what you'll need for both bottle types:
- A clean clear bottle
- Superglue (to secure the lid)
- A Funnel
- Clear PVA glue (for wet sensory bottles)
Now we have this ready, it's time to get creative!
Click below for tips on how to create the baby sensory bottle you're after:
- Wet Sensory Bottle (perfect from birth and up)
- Dry Discovery Sensory Bottles (great for toddlers and up)
Recommended to fill wet baby sensory bottles:
- Food colouring
- Pom poms
- Colourful water beads
How to create your Wet Baby Sensory Bottle at home:
For wet baby sensory bottles, fill your bottle 70% full with water and top up with clear PVA glue, this will create a thicker liquid, which slows down the glitter movement. Next, add your food colouring until your desired colour and begin to get creative! Add glitter, sequins, pom poms and more to create the ultimate Baby Sensory Bottle for your baby!
The beauty of wet sensory bottles are they're so quick, easy and cheap to make you can make different versions of them easily to keep your baby entertained, stimulated & developing!
Recommended to fill dry baby sensory bottles:
- Coloured Rice (as a base)
- Sand (as a base)
- Leaves & sticks (as a base)
- Grass (as a base)
- Small animal toys (to explore & find)
- Small shells (to explore & find)
- Small insect toys (to explore & find)
- Pom poms (to explore & find)
- And so on...
How to create your Dry Baby Sensory Bottle at home:
Next up, for dry baby sensory bottles, use your funnel to carefully fill your bottle around 50% full with sand, coloured rice and so on - this is so you're still able to shake the bottle to explore and find whatever else you fill it with. Next, add your animal toys, insect toys or shells and make to shake until hidden!
Hand over to your toddler and let the fun commence, as they shake and search for the hidden items you've placed inside the dry baby sensory bottle.
The beauty about both of these sensory bottles are that they're great to get your child involved and interested in different seasons or special occasions, such as Christmas and Easter just by theming the items within the bottle!
You can make sensory bottles in different sizes too. Small ones can fit inside your pram or bag for sensory play on the go, bigger ones are great for when your baby is crawling, you can roll them across the floor and watch your little one chase them!
We hope this has helped you and the sensory bottles will provide countless hours of fun at home with your baby.
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