Your Little Explorer

While a box of toys is fun, a baby this age may enjoy the box as much as the toys.

Clean, chemical-free household objects (which do not have small parts to choke on) are fascinating to babies. An empty paper-towel tube, a crackly paper (never plastic) bag, or a cooking pot to bang on with a wooden spoon can amuse babies for hours.

Look for safe objects in your home that will stimulate your baby’s desire to learn about different textures, shapes and materials. Supervise her playing and keep a sharp eye out for unsafe objects that may be within her growing reach.

Disclaimer: This page is not intended to provide medical advice about your child. Always seek the advice of a physician, qualified healthcare provider or child-development specialist with any questions you have about your child's health, medical condition or development. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you read here.

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