Is your baby mouthing everything that comes her way? Trust me, you're not alone! But there is a good reason behind this behavior and it isn't something that you should prevent or put a stop to immediately. Oral exploration is a key developmental stage in babies. Putting toys and other household objects in their mouth… Continue reading Oral Exploration
Ahalya loves the water so washing her is never too troublesome. She plays with her squeaky rubber ducky while splashing about in the baby tub. A bath toy also helps distracts her while I rub her ears, clean her tongue and wipe her eyes and neck. It's also important to remember that no matter what… Continue reading Baby Bath Safety Tip
A good way to measure if the toy you buy for your infant or toddler is safe is to see if it (or its removable parts) can fit very easily through the tube of a toilet paper roll. This also includes buttons on a soft toy or the plastic handle of a rattle. While the… Continue reading Is that Toy Infant-safe?
Ahalya is 3 months old tomorrow. And it's the perfect time to introduce her to a baby play gym. Not only do they provide entertaining distractions (that help you get little things done around the house) but also help in the physical development of your infant. This particular play gym has colourful foam arches with… Continue reading Play Gym Time
I got these colourful cloth play blocks for Ahalya from Milk down Horton Place, so that we can use them at singsong time. While I sing along to Old Macdonald, I show her all the animals on the blocks. We also use the vehicles on this toy block set when singing Big Red Bus. She… Continue reading Soft Cloth Blocks from Milk (Review)
Meet Larry the tortoise. Larry joined Ahali's friends when her eyesight started detecting colours beyond the contrasting black and whites and those of the red spectrum she was used to seeing in her first month. She'll be two months next week and will begin to see hues of green and more. Hopefully Larry can help… Continue reading Two-month-old Vision
Meet BUNNY; Ahalya's car seat buddy and friend, who gets kicked out in favour of a rattle. Bunny is a toy that belongs to the Meiya and Alvin collection. It's the first one I ever bought her (available at Milk down Horton Place). The Meiya and Alvin infant-toy collection is made of natural materials with… Continue reading Meiya & Alvin Bunny Toy (Review)
To initiate learning activities to encourage baby's sense of sight and hearing, introduce a new born-safe baby rattle at playtime. You can move a bright colourful rattle across baby's line of vision so that she learns to track moving objects. The gentle sound of a rattle can also help your little one identify sounds with… Continue reading Newborn Sight & Sound