This taste-safe sensory bin was just as much for me as it was my little guy.
This was my baby’s very first sensory bin, and I wanted to make sure it was taste-safe.
Most importantly, my one-year-old has eaten strawberries before. (no allergies), can sit upright, and can chew small pieces.
And it all began with the strawberry field.
After following my four-year-old and two-year-old up and down endless rows of strawberries, I finally had to put my one-year-old down. He was too heavy!
What happened next was a gigantic lightbulb of an idea!
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My 11-month-old felt the strawberries through his chubby fingers and continued to squish them as he tasted in between. He studied the strawberries until he was pried away. (third child problems)
Once we returned home, I knew that I could make it up to him with this edible baby sensory bin.
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How do one-year-olds learn?
To make this sensory bin, we used
- Under the bed storage bin
How we played
Here, I placed my one-year-old into the bin with squishy strawberries and stayed close to make sure he did not put large pieces in his mouth.
I also stood close by to take lots of pictures and watch his pure joy of being in this sweet and tasty sensory bin!
The final and last step was straight into the kitchen sink for a wash down.
In terms of baby days, I’m certain this one was one of his favorites!