Your baby will love to watch things move. Take a trip to the pet store and hold her in front of a fish tank. Watch her eyes move with every swish of a tail. If you take her to a store that allows owners to bring their pets with them, she may even find some bigger animals she'll enjoy looking at.
If your baby is exposed to secondhand smoke in her home during her first three years, her risk of frequent or persistent middle ear infections is nearly doubled, according to researchers from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, as reported in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Middle ear infections cause fluctuating hearing loss, which could place young children at risk for developmental problems in language, cognition and motor skills.