Toddlers tend to have a lot of energy to burn and that isn’t always a bad thing, but when it’s too cold outside or is a rainy day, what can you do to help your child burn off energy and be able to relax and fall asleep at night.
Here are 3 toy recommendations that can help your toddler burn off energy, have fun and stay active even when they can’t go outside.
Ball pits for toddlers are a bunch of fun and can keep most kids busy for quite some time. The nice thing about most balls pits is that the child is not going to be running around the house, but instead contained in the toy.
If you have a larger ball pit you can even have a scavenger type hunt where you hide different items in there and they have to find them all. They will burn off energy digging around trying to find the items and you get a chance to sit and play with your toddler.
The nice thing about these types of toys is that most of them don’t cost a lot of money and it is something that you can bring out in the winter time when you spend most days inside or surprise your little one on a rainy day with ball fun indoors.
If you have some extra space in your home for your child to have some bigger toys then consider buying some soft climbing toys for toddlers.
You may have seen these types of toys at a kids gym or daycare but may have not realized at just how much fun they can be for a child to play with, especially when they are stuck inside.
You can find different types of climbing toys from pads with tunnels and small bridges to large building blocks that can be used to sit on as well as build stuff with.
Toddlers will love crawling and climbing around on all the toys and will definitely get out some energy. Since the climbing sets can be contained, your child will also be contained.
A cool thing about these is that you can use them as climbing toys and let your child use their imagination, or you can use them to play fun creative games or even obstacle courses indoors.
I know that some parents are leery about buying trampolines for their kids, but the indoor trampolines for toddlers are different than your traditional, huge backyard trampoline.
Most of these jumpers are very low to the ground and offer a support bar that children can hold onto as they are jumping.
Even just jumping on the trampoline for 10-15 minutes will help get the sillies out of your child and help them to relax a little bit more. You may just find that your child jumps a lot longer than this.
What I really like about these small trampolines for toddlers is that they are safer and they allow your little one to get some good exercise in without really labeling it as “exercise.” It can help keep them active even when you can’t get outside to work up a sweat.
You will find that a lot of these small indoor trampolines have a weight limit of at least 70 pounds so they are good for preschoolers and even some older kids. I know that I have seen some kids trampolines that still have the bar support in front and go up to 150 pound weight limit.
These are just 3 of the many indoor toys that help children burn off energy. It’s always nice to get your toddler up and moving and staying out of trouble when they are stuck indoors.
I definitely recommend spending the money on these toys or other toys like them so that you can maybe have some peace and your toddler gets to play for many hours.