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Tummy Time Abilities at 2 Weeks

What age do you start Tummy Time? Right away! Tummy Time can begin as soon as baby gets home from the hospital. There aren’t specific Tummy Time abilities by 2 weeks, but by this age Tummy Time should be a part of baby’s daily routine. Tummy to Tummy, Tummy Down Carry, and Lap Soothe are … Continued

Parents’ Guide to Screen Time for Kids

How much screen time should your kids be getting? While screens seem to be everywhere, and can play a important part in your child’s education and play time, there should be limits. Watch this video to learn about recommendations for screen time for kids, and how screen time can help with bonding Read more about … Continued

19-24 Meses Lista de Comprobación de Hitos Comunicación

Hacia los 21 Meses: Utiliza al menos 50 palabras Imita constantemente nuevas palabras Nombra objetos e imágenes Comprende pronombres simples (yo, tú, mi) Entiende nuevas palabras rápidamente Identifica 3-5 partes del cuerpo cuando se nombran Hacia los 24 Meses: Utiliza gestos y palabras en los juegos de simulación Comienza a utilizar frases de 2 palabras … Continued

19-24 Month Communication Milestones

See the communication milestones baby should be reaching by 2 years old. There is a clip of each milestone so you can see the different communication milestones for baby. By 21 Months: Uses at least 50 words Consistently imitates new words Names objects and pictures Understands simple pronouns (me, you, my) Identifies 3-5 body parts … Continued

Why Baby’s Sense of Smell is Important

What’s in a Scent? They say the nose knows. That couldn’t be truer for your newborn. Their sense of smell is not just incredibly strong, but it helps them learn about people and places, and guides the development of their other senses. Their noses may be tiny (and adorable!), but they are quite powerful! Learn … Continued

Games for Your 26 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Household Hub-Bub: Use household items like squeeze toys or newspapers to make different noises for baby. Repeat sounds at different volumes and in different orders to keep them interested. Then give them the items and help them make sounds. Helps baby develop motor and listening skills. Floor Explorer: Create a safe place on the floor … Continued

Games for Your 25 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Sit Up Straight: Support baby’s back to help them sit up. Look at a book with baby in this position. Helps them strengthen muscles needed to sit up on his own. Make this more fun for baby by using funny noises while you read. Helps baby develop strength. Pureed Food: Try introducing new pureed foods … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Car Seat Safety

Car Safety Tips That May Surprise You Many parents know the car safety basics, but there’s so much involved in making sure your child is riding safely. Rear-facing car seats are not just for infants The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends having children ride rear-facing until they reach the maximum height or weight allowed by … Continued

Games for Your 24 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Winding Up: Play with toys that move. All curious babies love a jack in the box or a wind-up toy that makes repetitive movements. Helps baby develop visual skills. Break Out the Board Books: Baby loves the sound of your voice while you read and the colors and shapes in books. Mix it up by … Continued

Games for Your 23 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Taking the Spotlight: Baby should recognize familiar caregivers, try to get their attention, and engage with them. During calm moments, walk back and forth slowly past baby then smile and talk to baby if they try to get your attention. Helps baby learn to communicate with you by making sounds and using gestures. Sit On … Continued

Games for Your 22 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

A Solid Move: Introduce Stage 1, smooth purees after you have breast or bottle fed baby. To help transition, end the meal with some more milk or formula after baby has tried some solids. (Consult baby’s healthcare provider about starting cereals and pureed foods.) Helps baby develop feeding skills. Swipe Away: Encourage baby to swipe … Continued

Super Delicious! Quick and Easy Purees Made With “Superfoods”

As your baby starts to eat more solids, you’re going to want to give them the most nutrient-packed foods possible; aka, superfoods! Superfoods are loaded with nutrients that promote development and are healthy and safe for baby to eat. First, make sure that your baby is ready to start solids. Follow these best practices to … Continued

Games for Your 21 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Smooth Tummy Ride: Place baby tummy down on a thick towel and grasp the corners. Slowly circle around the room, basing your movement on baby’s level of comfort. Do this activity on a soft surface, like carpet, free of toys and household items. (Make sure they can hold their head up.) Helps baby improve neck … Continued

Games for Your 20 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Body Massage: After a bath or during changing, gently massage baby from top of head to bottom of feet. Massages are good for all babies. Helps baby bond with you, use their sense of touch, and use their vision to focus on you. Noise Makers: Give baby toys that make noise. Baby is starting to … Continued

Why You Should Encourage Crawling — and How To Do It

Crawling is an important step in your baby’s movement. It helps your child develop strength, stability and coordination skills by using muscles on both sides of the body. It promotes sensory development, as they can see and hear new things, as well as feel new surfaces on their hands and knees. It can even help … Continued

Games for Your 19 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Lifting Up and Down: Try this form of exercise with baby. Lift baby up high above your head and bring them back down low. Helps baby develop their sense of balance and body position. Play Ball!: Find a ball designed for babies with different textures. Hand baby the ball and see what they do with … Continued

Games for Your 18 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

On and Off: Show baby how to turn things on and off including, lights, water faucets, etc. Repeat “On!” or “Off!” each time. Try this with a flashlight too. Baby will enjoy watching the light move around the room. Helps baby learn new words and sets the foundation for understanding cause and effect. Rock and … Continued

Swaddling Not Going Swell? Here are Some Alternatives.

Some babies enjoy swaddling, which is the practice of wrapping an infant in cloths to sleep, because it mimics pressure in utero. Swaddling is meant to calm babies and promote sleep, which directly impacts healthy development—but many babies struggle to get comfortable in a traditional swaddle. So what can you do to make sure your … Continued

Games for Your 17 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Toy Challenge #2: Show baby a favorite stuffed animal. Help them to touch it. Ask what it could be. Then tell them what it is. “It’s a kitty!” Helps baby use sense of touch and follow objects with eyes. Action Songs: Count and wiggle baby’s fingers and toes as you sing “This Little Piggy” or … Continued

Massage+ 30, 10, 5

Course: Massage+ 30, 10, 5; an infant massage course Instructor: Rosemary White-Traut, PhD, RN, FAAN; member of the Pathways.org Medical Roundtable Audience: Parents and caregivers Description: Massage+ 30, 10, 5 is an intervention using moderate touch massage to help improve the health and development of premature and full term infants. Through just 15 minutes of … Continued

Games for Your 16 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Toy Challenge #1: Hold baby on your lap. Try to get them to reach for a toy. Help them switch the toy from one hand to the other. Helps baby work on hand-eye coordination. Texture Time: Let baby touch fabric with different textures such as wool and velvet. Use a different word to describe each … Continued

Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular (ATVV) Intervention

Course: Learn the Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular (ATVV) intervention to aid preemie feeding, reduce hospital stays, and help parents bond with baby.​ Instructor: Rosemary White-Traut, PhD, RN, FAAN; member of the Pathways.org Medical Roundtable Audience: Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners Buy the Course Now What is ATVV intervention? Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular Audio, Tactile, Visual, Vestibular (ATVV) intervention … Continued

Games for Your 15 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Copy-Cat Chit-Chat: Encourage baby to make noise by responding as if in conversation. Repeat sounds they make and add new words. Baby will learn the give and take of communication and may begin to babble sounds from words they’ve heard you say. Helps baby develop communication skills. Teething Time: Give baby teething rings that have … Continued

An Evening Routine Can Help in More Ways Than You Might Think

Many families practice morning routines, as they can help your family get up, get going, and get out the door on time. However, our evenings are often less structured—should your family consider ending the day with a routine, too? It can be a great way to help school-aged children gain independence, regulate energy levels, and … Continued

Games for Your 14 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games

Blow Raspberries: Before dressing baby, press your lips on their tummy and blow air on their skin to make a noise. The sound and funny feeling will make them smile and giggle. This encourages baby to make their own noises and lip movements, which is good practice for babbling and copying sounds. Helps baby build … Continued