C is now 2 and a half. He needs to be able to play with other children so I decided to just forget about my awkwardness and bring him to soft play. The last time we went, C was around the same age E is now and because he wasn't even crawling yet it wasn't much fun. A child licked my arm that day too which definitely didn't help with my hatred for soft play centres.
A few days ago, armed with a long sleeved jumper, off we went. It automatically fell that Chris went off with C and I stayed with E. I took her to the Baby Area which is specifically for babies and crawlers. She had so much fun looking at herself in the mirror and having a nosey at the other kids whilst in the freestanding bouncer.
C had a ball. He was running around the soft play area although he did get a bit freaked out by the steep slide. He loved playing with the plastic house and ride on car. He had lots of fun pouring imaginary cups of tea and offering them out to other parents.
Only one child talked to me so it wasn't too stressful!
He bawled his eyes out when we had to leave so I think we'll definitely have to make soft play a regular thing!
Do your children enjoy going to soft play?