Olivia like most babies HATES tummy time! So I created a fun baby play corner just for baby to get her excited every day. It was easy to pop all this up in the guest room. We never use it and should we need to the items are all easily stored in the closet. I filled the baby play corner with pillows a plush furry rug, some toys and books. A few times a day we snuggle in the corner to read books or just play with some toys. Olivia loves it.
I found these cute pillows from EGGKIDS. The bright designs and googly eyes really grab Olivia’s attention. She stares at the pink Sophia the hippo pillowcase and just laughs. It is the cutest thing ever! The pillows were the perfect start to our baby play corner. From there I found a great fur rug. It is the only way Olivia will do tummy time. She seems to like the feeling of the carpet.
We also picked up the EVERT pillowcase! He was my favorite.
Next, I popped in a few of her favorite toys and stuffed animals. Then a few of my favorite books from childhood. I try to read at least five books a day with her. If the books are longer then we split it up into a few sessions. I know these moments will be the ones I cherish the most when she is grown. How cute are these baskets? They match her enchanted forest nursery and play corner perfectly! Just FYI no matter your nursery theme PBK has a nursery storage baskets to match. Safari, under the sea, posh, magical creatures– so many options. I want to do an under the sea theme when Olivia is a little bigger and I am tempted to get the crab and whale baskets just in case.
One of Olivia’s favorite toys is a soft blanket. We bring one everywhere we go! This EGGKIDS SMÅLAND BLANKET is one of her favorites. It is so soft and light so she can easily maneuver it. I regret not grabbing the SOPHIA the pink hippo one also now that I know how entertained she is by that character. Nothing we both love more than snuggling into her baby play corner with a book and her blanky! This was so easy to set up; just a few pillows, toys and baskets to hold it all. From the first day, Olivia fought tummy time less and less.
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