Best Fall Activities for Babies
As we wrap up an eventful year and move on to the next, fall is your chance to make a few last memories before the cold and the holidays are in full force. Depending on where you live, you may not have the best weather during the fall, but there are plenty of fall games to play with babies inside to keep the spirit alive. We know much of your energy is spent taking care of your responsibilities, so we’ve organized some fall activities for babies and families to save you time. Choose an idea and invite your friends, or head out for an intimate family afternoon or evening.
Soak up the fall vibes with your baby with these fun, baby-friendly fall activities.
Idea Guide for Fall Activities with a Baby
Table of Contents
- Visit a corn maze
- Take a fall drive
- Fall sensory jar
- Apple picking
- Homemade applesauce snack
- Trip to the pumpkin patch
Visit a corn maze
A corn maze can be fun for babies and adults! Escape the day-to-day routine as you occupy your mind with an adventure-filled corn maze with your baby in tow. Your baby can soak up all there is to see and hear around them while enjoying time with Mom and Dad.
You won’t want to push a clunky stroller through a corn maze, so be prepared to carry your baby. With all that walking, babywearing with a carrier can offer much-needed support for your body and your baby’s. With the Tushbaby hip seat carrier, you can effortlessly carry your baby while storing your things in it simultaneously. Its open-style design and four carry positions make it ideal for interactive fall activities with your baby.
Take a fall drive
Calling all parents with babies that love the car; fall activities don’t need to be extravagant. Remember, the focus is quality time. Bundle up in comfy clothes, pick a playlist, and take a scenic fall drive. Try looking up scenic routes to drive near your neighborhood or choose a nearby destination to travel to with sights along the way. Before hitting the road with your baby, make sure you pack everything you need. The Totebaby is a vegan leather diaper tote bag that’s perfect for packing it all, whether or not baby’s in tow! It comes fully stocked with removable baby tote features, like an organizing caddy, a fold-up changing pad, and a divider pocket—perfectly designed to pack your Tushbaby. It even wipes down nicely for easy cleaning.
Fall sensory jar
Sensory jars offer babies an interactive visual and auditory experience. While this may be better suited for older babies, adults can enjoy sensory jars, too. For a fall evening at home, gather the supplies you’ll need for a sensory jar and get crafting. Sensory jars can be made in old water bottles or mason jars, and are typically filled with objects, liquids, or anything that resembles fall through the creator's eyes.
You know what they say; an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Picking fresh apples surrounded by the sounds of nature can be a relaxing bonding experience for you and your baby. Spend the afternoon exploring the orchard, and top your day off with some fresh apple treats. This is a budget-friendly way to enjoy the cooler fall weather while participating in a healthy activity.
Plan ahead before going apple picking, as your stroller probably won’t agree with the terrain, and you’ll likely need your hands free. Take your Tushbaby hip seat baby carrier along for apple picking and pair it with The Snug attachment for convenient hands-free babywearing! The Tushbaby is a comfortable hipseat carrier that straps high and tight around the waist with a plush seat for baby’s tush, and built-in lumbar support for the wearer. When paired with The Snug attachment, you can babywear hands-free with additional back support and storage. It’s perfect for a fun-filled fall day on the go.
Homemade applesauce snack
This can be the perfect follow-up activity after apple picking. Use your fresh, handpicked apples to make homemade applesauce for your baby and family to enjoy. If apple picking becomes an annual tradition, once your baby turns into a toddler, they may enjoy helping you in the kitchen!
Trip to the pumpkin patch
While this may seem rather basic, a trip to the pumpkin patch with your favorite pumpkin never gets old. They’ll grow up fast and may not always want to venture through the pumpkin patch with their parents, so order your matching outfits and get ready to hit the hay bales.
You’ll need free hands as often as possible when you visit the pumpkin patch. From pushing the wheelbarrow to petting the animals in the petting zoo, all while caring for your baby, your hands will be in high demand (as usual). Bring your Tushbaby hip seat carrier and Snug attachment for comfortable, hands-free babywearing—with Tushbaby’s five storage pockets, you can pack diapers, wipes, an extra layer for baby, and your essentials on your hip. For more hands-free storage, load up our mini crossbody wearable diaper bag, The Pack.
Oh, and don’t forget a clean pacifier, which can be stored in The Pod and hooked to your hip seat carrier!
At Tushbaby, every product is created to make life with a baby easier. So get out and explore with your baby; our products will travel with you. If bad weather strikes, don’t fret: we’ve got 10 activities to do with your kids while you’re stuck at home.