Playtime is important for babies to develop and grow. By exploring the world through play, babies learn about the world and gain new skills. You can help with this very important job. If you’re not sure how to play with a baby, that’s okay! There are many games that you can learn to play together.

It can be tempting to use screen time to keep your baby happy. And while sitting your baby in front of the TV, computer or tablet can keep them occupied and free up time for you, it’s not recommended for children under the age of two. Instead, involve your child in what you’re doing. If they can sit up, put them into a highchair in the kitchen and have them watch you make dinner instead of watching TV, for example.

Any toy or object that can fit entirely into your baby’s mouth is dangerous. Keep all small items far away from your baby’s hands.

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