5 Creative Ways to Keep Your Children Busy While Pregnant and Tired
I often feel like there are not enough hours in a day to accomplish everything that I need to do. As I am getting closer to my due date, I am more exhausted than ever with morning sickness and just want to put my feet up and rest. At the same time, my 5 year old does not completely sympathize and still wants me to keep up with him. In today's post, I'll share some tips for keeping your little ones entertained so that you are able to relax more during pregnancy. I'll also tell you how I do the Netflix Sneak during some of the time that I find to relax.
1. Camps, classes, sports, and activities
My first tip is to find camps, classes, sports, or other activities that will keep your little one busy and help to burn their energy. For instance, I enrolled my son in several sports camps which is a great way to keep him busy having fun and helps him to sleep like a baby at night. When he is not in camp, I take him to active attractions such as a trampoline park, indoor gyms, or a various classes. While my little one is busy with his activities, I often sit on the sidelines and do the Netflix Sneak. Right now, I'm watching the newest season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix!
2. Stock up on craft supplies
My little one likes to say, "I'm bored". One way to entertain him is to take him to the craft store and let him pick out supplies for projects. I recently took my son on a shopping trip and he started his own t-shirt line. We bought some packs of white t-shirts and supplies to decorate t-shirts. This kept him busy for hours as he has created t-shirts for family members and friends! While I sit to the side and help every once in a while as need, I do the Netflix Sneak. One of my favorite shows to watch while I relax is Scandal on Netflix!
3. Stock up on books and toys related to movies or shows on Netflix Kids
Visit a bookstore or library to stock up on books that are related to tv shows or books for your little one. For instance, we stocked up on LEGO Friends books! We even found some trendy LEGO Friends sets. We then watched LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship on Netflix!
4. Create play time stations
We have a toy closet where we store toys and then rotate through them. I set up four play areas for my little one to explore toys. For instance, we had four stations today: Mega Bloks race cars, lacing cards, a Star Wars math workbook, and Dash & Dot robots. This gives me time to relax and do the Netflix Sneak. Another show that I am relaxing to watch is Bloodline on Netflix.
5. Let your children watch Netflix Kids
While I've focused on the Netflix Sneak for myself, using Netflix is also a great way to keep little ones entertained! We love Netflix Kids, especially the new releases of All Hail King Julien (Season 3), Justin Time GO!, and Dragons: Race to the Edge (Season 3).
Whether you are pregnant, sick, or just plain tired, we hope that you find our tips helpful!
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