Sometimes it’s hard to know how to play with baby or what activities even count as play. Many parents and caregivers feel this way! The good news is there are lots of easy activities to do with your baby. In fact, you may have even done some already without even knowing it!
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Retro Toddler: More Than 100 Old-School Activities to Boost Development
By Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L
Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics
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What could be better than spending a long summer day splashing around in the pool with the kiddos?! Not much! To make sure you’re having tons of fun in the sun, use these tips to help keep everyone safe in the pool this summer. Continue reading Stay Cool (and Safe!) in the Pool
Is there a better sight than a happy, smiling baby? We think not! Typically, babies start smiling between 6 and 12 weeks, but you may notice a smile or smirk soon after baby’s born. Continue reading When Will My Baby Smile?
Have you ever wondered…
- When should kids start using sippy cups?
- When should they stop?
- Should they even use sippy cups at all?
“Occupational therapy? But my child doesn’t have a job!” Just as occupational therapy helps adults perform better at their jobs, OT helps children succeed in important areas of their lives. This includes helping children build the skills required for essential daily activities such as brushing their teeth, writing their name, or playing with friends.
Who ever thought it would be good to tell your child to actually play with their food? But kids are curious, and a fun way to let them explore is by playing with food! But this isn’t just for fun. Playing with food can actually help your child develop their senses. Try these ideas to explore and develop the senses while playing with food. Continue reading Playing With Your Food… and Senses
You may have heard about the “Terrible Twos”, but what about Terrible Teething? Your little baby may be a little thrown off by those chompers coming in, but teething doesn’t have to be terrible. Just knowing what to expect is an important part of teething, and hey, you’re reading this so you’re on the right track! Once you know what to expect, there are a few ways you can comfort baby. Continue reading Teething Tips For You and Your Child
During the first year of life, babies are communicating their needs through crying but it isn’t always the easiest to figure out what their different types of cries mean. Within the first month, you will begin to pick up cues from your baby’s cry. Most of the common reasons behind a babies cry include being tired, hungry, having a dirty diaper, teething, feeling too hot or too cold, stomach issues, or overstimulation. When none of these seem to help ease your little one try one of the following techniques to help soothe your crying baby. Continue reading How to Comfort a Crying Baby