Baby's Second Year -- Your 14-Month-Old

Listen to music together. You have probably noticed by now that your little one responds to various kinds of music. As an infant, some music helped calm her, while other songs would make her more active. Now that she's older she'll be better able to express these emotions. Make music a part of your daily life. Turn on upbeat music during playtime. Dance with her and watch her smiles grow bigger and bigger! Vary your music selections so she's exposed to many types of tunes. Remember that music can have a very soothing, relaxing effect -- especially if it's a parent's gentle voice singing!

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Plan a relaxing family vacation -- really! Does taking a relaxing trip with your toddler sound too good to be true? It is possible. Just follow these simple tips:

Plan ahead. Finalize travel arrangements and accommodations early.

Pack light. Focus on the items you need. But be sure that you pack a sufficient supply of any necessary items such as medication.

Be flexible. Even the most cooperative child may inadvertently alter your carefully made plans. Be prepared to make minor changes to your plan to allow time for an extra nap, diaper change, snack or some missed cuddle time.

Keep busy. Don't plan so tightly that you can't enjoy yourself, but remember that children typically do not like to sit still for too long.

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