Baby's personality is showing and your baby has captivated the hearts of your home. Baby can now recognize the voices of mommy, daddy and siblings. Watch baby's face light up when big brother comes bouncing into the room.
Stimulate baby by talking about everything you’re doing. As you do chores, explain each step of the process. Show baby art and pictures, play music and dance.
Keep up the practice of reading stories every day. Even if baby is too little to understand, baby's brain is retaining sounds, tones and even words. Create a before bed routine of a warm bath, Happi Tummi and story time. Add a lullaby and baby will fall blissfully into Neverland.
Baby is probably fussing about his itchy gums and may have been for a couple of months already. Just because he’s anxious doesn’t mean the teeth are ready to pop through. Don’t be worried if he seems to be working on the same ones for a few months. You don't need to give your baby pain medicine unless your doctor recommended it. Your baby may just be agitated so try calming your baby with Happi Tummi. It is soothing and helps relax them.
If you aren’t already, consider baby-wearing around the house. It can help keep baby close and secure while you’re sweeping, doing laundry or working in the garden. If he’s in a front pack, don’t prepare food or cook while wearing baby.