This was my baby’s first sensory bin, and I wanted to ensure 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 to think, 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. What happened next was a gigantic lightbulb of an idea. A strawberry sensory bin sounded like the perfect after-nap activity.
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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 I could make it up to him with this edible baby sensory bin.
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- Under the bed storage bin
How my one-year-old played
I placed my one-year-old in 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. I’m certain this strawberry sensory bin will be one of his favorites regarding baby days! (I know he may not remember, but we did get some great pics!
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