Your Baby's 29th Week of Life

Fun Activity

Play Pop Goes the Weasel. Sit your baby on your lap and sing, "All around the mulberry bush the monkey chased the weasel ... The monkey thought it was all in fun ... Pop goes the weasel!" Throughout the song rock your little one back and forth, and when you reach the end, bounce her gently on the word "pop."

Safety Alert

West Nile Virus is a concern to many families. Luckily, children appear to be at low risk for the disease (American Academy of Pediatrics, August 2002). One of the most effective ways to protect against mosquito bites is by using insect repellent with DEET. However, these products should be used with caution: Be sure to read the product label when applying an insect repellant; do not apply to babies under two months of age; do not apply to baby's hands or near eyes or mouth; and use only enough to cover exposed skin and clothing.

Fact of the Week

Start saving now for your little one's higher education. The cost of a college education is 50 percent higher than a decade ago, reports The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The cost of private school, at both primary and secondary levels, is also increasing.

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