Baby development

Sarah - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I love to play with my two month old son. His little personality is coming out more and more these days. He likes the normal peek a boo, tickle time, being sang or read to, and playing with his rattle or connecting links but I want to make sure he is getting the most out of his play time. Does anyone know any activities or toys that are great for baby milestone development?

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Heather - posted on 05/26/2010

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there is a book called FUN WITH MOMMY & ME, ISBN: 0525946209. its a month by month guide as to what babies like to do. games, activities and when they get older crafts and cooking ideas. it's a great book. i used mine like a bible with my first and second. good luck.

Kristin - posted on 05/26/2010

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Keep doing what you are doing. Encourage tummy time, that may mean getting down on the floor just like him and playing across from him. Mine loved being draped over my leg. They had toys they could reach for and could bring their legs up and kind of push off too. A pillow while very supervised can help with this too. Kicking and rolling activities help too. Help him to grab his feet or his hands. Bicycle his legs or high step just to show him what his body does. He may not repeat on his own for months, but those neurons are firing like crazy.



Ultimately, YOU can't get him to accomplish his milestones any faster than HE wants to. You are doing great with what you are doing. Welcome to the crazy of parenting.

Louise - posted on 05/26/2010

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At two months there are not a lot of toys that are suitable besides the mobile ones. There is also a toy made by fisher price that you place at the bottom of the cot and your baby kicks his legs to make the lights and sounds come on. Most toys are designed for older children once they have got the hand grip they need. Once your son has the hand eye coordination of gripping buy him plenty of hand held toys that he can grip and chew on. Try bells and things that make a noise as babies love to be able to make noise. Lie your baby on his tummy and place toys out in front of him this will encourage him to reach out and lift his head. This exercise also builds up the back muscles used for crawling.

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