Baby develops a sense of bonding when held close and cuddled.
Mother's milk is a complete baby food.
Hang brightly colored objects across the crib.
Proper covering helps to prevent heat loss in the newborn period.
Baby should be carried astride (legs separated).
Maintain eye contact while talking with your baby.
Sound producing toys are appropriate for this age.
Place objects just out of reach of the baby's hands. Stimulate him/her to reach out and grasp it.
A child starts taking semi-solid food.
Allow your baby to move freely.
Shake a bell or a squeaky toy over his head. Encourage him/her to turn his/her head and find the sound.
Help the baby to develop a sense of identity.
Start calling your baby by his/her name.
Banging toys such as pots, drums, or pans can be given at this age.
Showing picture books and talking to baby promotes language development.
Bring your baby's buttocks on to his heels with the upper part of his/her body erect. Show him/her a toy at shoulder level.
Play peek-a-boo with your baby.
Encourage a child to stand on by holding on to the furniture.
When your child expresses his/her anger, divert the attention of your child and be supportive.
Balls of different sizes, puppets, dolls, push and pull toys, small containers, rocking toys, pegboards, etc. can be given.
Family members should participate in child's play.
Baby expresses his/her joy by performing rhythmic actions like clapping hands.
Give your baby two or three blocks of different sizes to stack and knock down.
Look out of the window. Talk about what the weather is like.
Give baby picture books that have heavy cardboard pages.
Encourage your baby to scribble by drawing a few lines.
A child shows interest in learning about body parts.