Monday, August 26, 2013
How do you keep a baby entertained month after month on a small boat? We have no idea. But we keep trying new things and Madeline doesn't seem to be suffering.
We made sure to have a pile of toys aboard when we left Sitka, and we've made a point to look around at each of the communities we stop for replacements and additions.
We also brought along her bouncy seat, which takes a bit of thinking to figure out how to rig it so she isn't slamming into things while she bounces, but as long as we don't try to use it while underway it has worked out well so far.
Now that she is standing and "cruising" we can chase her around the table legs and let her chase us for fun and exercise.
She also loves books. We read to her in the morning, before her naps, before bed at night, and other random times through out the day. We only have about a dozen books for her so by this point we can "read" many of them without having to look at them, but she doesn't seem to mind and we try to add new ones when we find them.
I'm not sure what we are going to do when we transition from boat travel to camper travel and she doesn't have the luxury of being able to play and move around while we are driving, but we'll figure out something.