Bustin' a move
Baby's fine motor skills (like picking up things with fingers and thumbs) develop faster than her gross motor skills (like crawling), which require the still-growing muscles in her arms, legs, and feet. Help her out by placing a toy just in front of her so she can practice moving toward it. Her improving agility makes keeping your home baby-proof more important than ever.
[tip] Watch the salt: Babies between six months and one year need no more than 250 to 750 milligrams of sodium per day. Look for baby food that contains 50 milligrams or less per serving.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City