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Take Time for Your Baby

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 05-11-2007

By now, you may have returned to work or school. When you get
home from work or school, you have already put in a long day.

You may feel like getting your baby to bed as soon as possible so you can
relax. But quiet time with your baby can be a way to renew your tired body
and to have some fun.

Plan to spend time with your baby every night. Your baby is going through
a time that is exciting for him. He is learning new things every day. He is
learning to talk, creep and feed himself. He needs your praise when he
tries to do new things.

Hug him often. Play with him every day. Babies love games like peek-a-boo.

At this age, he loves to imitate the sounds you make. Make a sound and
then let him try to make the same sound. He can say things like “ba,”“ma,” and “da.”

He loves to look in the mirror at himself and at you. He will laugh and
make happy gurgling sounds when he sees himself. He is learning the
difference between your reflection in the mirror and the real you.

Rock him. Read to him. Sing songs with rhyming words. All of these
things will make your baby happy. He will reward you with smiles, laughs
and hugs.

You can learn more about how to teach your baby as he grows. Talk to
your doctor or clinic. They may have a list of helpful books, videos, classes
and Internet sites.

This content has been provided freely by CMC. Click Healthy Start, Grow Smart—Your-Seven-Month-Old for your free download. Click GreatDad Free Ebook to download the entire Health Start, Grow Smart series.

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