How your 1-month-old might play now

    • Your baby can see objects 8-10 inches away but can't make out details or the full color spectrum
    • He follows objects slowly with his eyes over very short distances
    • She mimics simple facial expressions and, when someone speaks to her, looks intently
    • He's startled by loud or unexpected noises
    • Her fists are closed
Mobiles
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    Discover ’n Grow™ 2-in-1 Musical Mobile

    Security & Happiness Sensory

Help your baby learn more:

    • Music, please. Extend the benefits offered by a mobile's music by playing music for baby at other times of the day and in different settings.
    • Sing or hum along. You'll find that as you do, your baby becomes more vocal too.
    • What do you see? Try looking at the mobile from baby's point of view. Change its position once in a while, or change your baby's position so she gets a new view.
    • Make the connection. Right from the start, your baby will listen to and respond to your voice. Use this connection to point things out about the mobile—the colors, the movement, the characters that dangle from it. 
Soothers
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    Rainforest Friends 4-in-1 Projection Soother

    Sensory

Help your baby learn more:

    • Calm down. Help your baby learn to self-regulate—to stop crying and calm down. A soother with gentle sounds, music and sights helps baby understand when it's time to wind down and go to sleep.
    • See that? Point out the motion and lights to help baby focus on them.
    • So peaceful. Switch through the sound settings until you find one that's especially soothing to you and baby, then take a few minutes for yourself: listening to the soothing sounds as baby drifts off can be a peaceful time for you, too.

All Gone!

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Since your baby is new on the planet, he spends much of his time trying to figure out his environment. Help him by playing a game of All Gone!

Materials

  • Soft, colorful toys
  • Blanket, towel, or cloth

Instructions

  • Collect several soft, colorful toys, and place them out of sight.
  • Seat your baby comfortably in his infant seat and sit opposite him.
  • Bring out a toy and show it to your baby. Hold the toy close to your face and talk to your baby, to attract his attention.
  • While your baby is watching, cover the toy with a cloth.
  • Say to your baby, “All gone!”
  • Wait a few seconds, then uncover the toy and happily announce, “Here it is!”
  • Repeat with different toys.

Safety

If your baby gets upset at the toy’s disappearance, hide the toy slowly to show him what you’re doing. Don’t leave the toy covered for too long.
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