Water play – Baby
Did you know?
Babies splashing and playing helps them develop confidence and enjoyment of water activities.
Watch your baby and say what he or she is doing e.g. ‘splashing’ or ‘tipping’.
Naming body parts as you wash increases baby’s awareness of their body and builds vocabulary.
Add bubbles for a new play experience.
Supervision is essential at all times. Remember to empty out water at the end of the activity.
Note: Some children find water challenging. For more information visit the Raising Children website.
Across the ages
Activities listed under “baby” are suitable for children under 12 months. This age is largely about babies exploring their own bodies and the world around them from the safety of a close relationship with their caregiver.