At this age your little one is particularly interested in circular and spiral patterns. You might sit with your baby and show her a few items with these characteristics, such as a telephone cord, a piece of paper on which you've drawn several circles within each other and a few round butter tub lids.
Many families enjoy sharing sleep with their babies. If you decide to bring your baby into bed, keep these simple safety tips in mind:
- Never sleep with your baby if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Do not sleep with your baby on a waterbed.
- Avoid placing pillows and blankets around your baby's face.
- Learn more about safe sleeping from sleep expert Dr. James McKenna