Mommy’s little helper
Many, but not all, tots will have now ventured past “dada” and “mama” to form a growing vocabulary that includes words that get them excited, like “dog,” “juice,” and — if you’re still breastfeeding — “boobies.” (Be warned.) And even if Junior isn’t talkative, his language reception is great by now, making him a fabulous sidekick. Go ahead and ask for help carrying things, throwing away trash, picking out books, etc. This is great for baby’s self-esteem and teaches him to pitch in.
[tip] Arm your (baby-proofed) bedroom with interesting toys, a sippy cup, and a small container of dry cereal to buy yourself a few extra minutes in bed one morning.
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