Bowling with Baby

On our last Skype visit with our son and daughter-in-law, I discovered a new sport quite by accident.  I think I’ll call it “Baby Bowling.” 

1.  First you need to get a baby walker – one of those contraptions that are on wheels and are powered by the baby’s leg movements.    Put the baby in it and familiarize the baby with the walker controls, such as the steering wheel.

2.  Set up some intriguing targets at the other end of the room.  You may arrange these in the typical bowling pin “V” shape if you prefer or just bunch several items together.

3.  Point the baby and walker in the direction of the targets and make sure that you have his/her attention before you give the “Go” command.

4.  To make the game more exciting, you can assign points to the different “targets” and give extra points for target retrieval.

5.  Depending upon the attractiveness of the targets you have set up, the baby may become distracted by a target after it has been retrieved or knocked over and you may have to resort to more aggressive measures to get the baby to return to you, such as calling their name or waving baby biscuits at them.

6.  Eventually the baby should come back to you (extra points if they actually give you a target that they’ve picked up) and you are ready to reset the targets and send the next baby in walker down the lane.

Happy Bowling!

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  • Sounds like fun!

    Couldn’t play it here, though….those walkers are not sold in Canada.

    You are so blessed to be able to watch little Mika play in her home!

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