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  As your baby changes and grows, you will notice many new behaviors. Your baby is developing a personality of her own. Along with this exciting time comes some uncertainty, as you adjust to your baby's behaviors.
You've just found a new love in your life. Over the next few months, this love will grow and grow, as you witness his first smile, his first belly laugh, and his first steps. Cuddle your baby as often as you can. Before you know it, he will be a toddler on the go!
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  Play time for baby is a time where she can learn such skills as lifting her head, processing verbal cues, and learning about the world around her. The more you interact and play with your baby, the faster her intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. So play hard mom!
Gone are the days of reckless abandon before you had kids. Now you worry every time they fall down, cough, or even look at you funny. While it is important to promote safety with baby, remember that spills will happen. With proper planning, you can minimize many dangers in baby's world just by using good old fashion common sense.  
Play Music for Your Baby

One of the best therapies for stress and depression is music therapy. With the powerful healing effects of music, it’s no wonder that playing music for your baby is calming and soothing, and aids in sleep.

When should you play music for your baby? You can start in the womb. Take some headphones and put them around your belly starting when you’re about five months along. Play some classical music or your favorite soft tunes. Like reading to your baby, a familiar song pattern will comfort baby in and outside the womb.

Choose the same song or two and play it for baby when she is in the outside world. She will come to associate this to being in the womb and it will calm and soothe her.

Some good sleepy time music selections for baby include:

  • Bach for Babies
  • Hum-a-byes
  • Disney Baby Lullaby

Besides being great at calming baby, music is also ideal for stimulating baby. Experts agree that babies under age 2 should not watch TV, but anything music-based is great for baby’s development. Check out these selections for your baby’s or toddler’s enjoyment.

  • The Mozart Effect
  • A Child's Celebration of Song
  • Buzz Buzz
  • Yummy Yummy – The Wiggles
  • Children's Favorites

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