Your little observer
Baby's into brightly colored, three-dimensional objects these days. His eyes can now hold a steadier gaze, so you may notice he pays more attention to that rotating musical mobile above his crib. He's increasingly sensitive to texture and loves feeling different objects, like a soft blanket or hard rattle. Just make sure any dangerous or breakable objects are out of baby's reach, because he'll grab for those as well.
[tip] Keep the conversation flowing! Remember to talk with baby rather than at her — even though her only response will be an adorable coo or two right now, it's still helping her verbal development.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City
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