Teaching A Baby

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As you all know I am a middle school teacher, and have officially taken the next year off to become a stay at home mom for Olivia’s first year.  Switching gears to the newborn and toddler stage has been a little different.  I’ve never realized how little things are important to a baby.

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Looking in mirrors, staring at purple polka dots, and talking to an elephant are daily activities right now.

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She is thinking and taking everything in!

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Even TV has caught her eye!  We have to be careful!

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Here is a list of things I recommend to keep a newborn -4 month old occupied:

1. A playmat.

2. A bumbo.

3. Crinkly toys that make noise.

4. Pandora—so many awesome baby stations!

5. The Wabbanub!

6. Books! Even though they can’t read, she loves the pictures!

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I also recommend using a Boppy (if you have one) to help with those babies that don’t like tummy time….like my kid!

Here’s to a year of learning how to be a kid all over again!

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