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Your baby might be...

  • Recognizing your voice, face, and touch

  • Associating you with comfort

  • Becoming curious of their surroundings

  • Exploring new sounds, sights, smells, touch, & tastes

  • Starting to smile!

  • Developing their own facial expressions, vocalizations, and gestures 


  • Spend time with your baby 

  • Hold them, rock them, or allow them to lay down safely nearby

  • Read or tell them stories and talk or sing to them 

  • Respond to their coos and other noises with “baby talk”

    • Use a higher pitched voice, exaggerated sounds, and animated language

  • Provide toys that are colorful and fun to touch for baby

  • Show them contrasting colors such as black and white

  • Smile at your baby

  • 1-5 minutes of tummy time can strengthen the baby’s head, neck, and upper body

  • Start to move around their arms, hands, legs, and feet

  • Massage your baby as a way to bond with them and comfort them

  • Check out some of the links and videos below for further exploration and examples!

Looking for more fun ideas for you and your baby? Check out these websites:

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