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Water play for babies New 2020

Baby or toddler playing with water in a bucket

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Baby or toddler playing with water in a bucket

Photo: lubo mirkin

The best way to cool down on a hot day is also the easiest: just add water! Given the joy and hassle of taking a tiny person to a swimming pool, we wanted to give you some fun and easy ways to do it at home.

Pour out an inch into a high-chair tray to make a mini water table. I love this idea for those of us with another baby napping in the house!

Make a mini water table out of your high chair and other water play ideas for babies


As mama Jessica Ashley told me, “Boss Lady’s corporate fitness center has a bad-ass pool” kitted out with all the toys and a see-through soaking tub.

Boss Lady enjoys her spa in the form of a plastic bin: water play

Yes to a small baby pool (this one’s just $8.50), jumbo plastic bin ($6 each with so many more uses), bowls, a sink full (for older babies and toddlers, we love potching)!

Julian and his friends hit the pool and other water play for babies

No to running the sprinklers all day and the mud-palooza that comes from a slip n slide.

Melissa and Doug sprinkler for babies and more water play ideas

(this sprinkler turns the hose into mega fun!)

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[Photo of Boss Lady given with permission by Jessica Ashley, all rights reserved Single Mom Nation, other picture by poushes via flickr, Whitney Moss]

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