Poll Results: What was baby’s independent playtime length for ages 4-5 months old?

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none: 11 votes (4%)
5-10 minutes once a day: 11 votes (4%)
5-10 minutes twice a day: 44 votes (17%)
10-20 minutes once a day: 40 votes (16%)
10-20 minutes twice a day: 112 votes (44%)
30-40 minutes: 38 votes (15%)

Total of 256 votes


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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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1 Comment

  1. Kristy Shreve Powers
    January 28, 2010 / 2:02 PM

    I answered 30-40 minutes, but at this age my LO was doing 30 minutes twice a day. By the way, he got fussier about it at about 6 months old and still is fussier, but we do it anyway. I believe it's because he's mobile now and knows what he would rather be doing. I close the bedroom door most of the way with him in the pack 'n play and let him play for 30 minutes. Closing the door that much so that he can't see me walking around helps A LOT. So do new or new-to-him toys.

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