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Grandparents and Other Adults

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 04-11-2007

Many people play an important role in your baby’s life–mothers, fathers, grandparents, friends, other relatives. Your baby needs to spend time with both her mom and her dad. She should also spend time with other loving adults.

Gentle adults can help your baby feel safe and secure. They can feed her or give her a bath. These adults can change her diaper or rock her to sleep. They can do many things with your baby.

Other loving adults are good for your baby. They can take her for a walk or read her a story. They can get down on the floor to play with her. They can help her learn something important. She can learn to trust people and understand them.

Talk to your baby’s grandparents. Together, you can find things for grandparents to do with your baby that they all will enjoy. Grandparents may play games with your baby. They may bring safe toys that will help her learn.

Soft toys and balls that make noise are great for a six-month-old. Baby books that have bright colors and different textures for her to feel will help your baby to learn.

Grandparents and other adults can:

  • Help teach your baby to talk by imitating the sounds she makes.
  • Help feed your baby.
  • Read stories to her.
  • Tell her nursery rhymes that will help her learn to talk.

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