Introduce your baby to the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" song. With your baby facing you, sing the song and follow the finger play:
"The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout"; walk your fingers up his tummy
"Down came the rain"; tap your fingers lightly on his chest
"And washed the spider out"; wave your hands in front of his face
"Up came the sun"; form a circle with your hands and move it upward
"And dried up all the rain"; tap your fingers lightly on his chest, as before
"And the itsy bitsy spider, went up the spout again"; walk your fingers up his tummy again.
Babies are notorious for tasting everything. Take the time right now to be sure that all cleaners, chemicals and medicines are locked up and out of sight. If you suspect that your baby has ingested something poisonous, immediately call the Poison Control Center's national toll free number -- (800) 222-1222.