Sensory Play for Siblings of a New Baby
Using bottles and lids to develop fine motor skills
I pulled out a big box of bottles
and lids, bottle nipples
, and a few bottle brushes that all needed washing. Instead of putting them in the sink, I put them in our baby bath tub right on the dining room floor. Some warm soapy water and we were ready to clean and explore baby’s things.
Little Sister had fun matching up the lids to the bottles. Twisting them on and off was a fun way to work on many fine motor skills: bilateral hand coordination, hand-eye coordination skills, motor planning, and translation in the palm.
Cleaning the bottles was a hit for her! She loved cleaning the bottles with the bottle brush and the warm soapy water was a great sensory experience for her.
This little sweetie watched the fun from her infant seat.
It’s always a bonus when sensory play leads to cleaning rather than messes! This one was a big hit and we’ll be pulling out all of the bottles again soon. Let us know if you play and explore baby items with a big brother or big sister. We would love to hear about it!