Your Brilliant Baby in Week 18: Synchronizing Sound with Movement
What your infant learns this week
To entertain your baby, set her in her infant seat and put on some dance music. Now, bop in time to the music: Wave your arms, move around, get silly. This activity will delight, calm, and entertain Baby while helping her integrate her senses in a baby-appropriate manner.
And when you’re at one of those over-the-top sensory overdose events that turns Baby cranky—a birthday party, a heavily attended Mommy & Me group, or a family reunion—take her out of the mix and hum quietly while waltzing her around another room. The soothing sound of your voice and rhythm of your movement works magic to bring your baby to contentment once again.
Your Week 18 Toolbox
Related skills and topics this week include …
Curious about how else Baby might be developing right now? Learn more about her brilliant brain and her growing body here:
- What’s happening in Baby’s fifth month?
- Use our Development Tracker to check off your child’s 4-7 month milestones.
- Here’s what our pediatrician says you might be worried about this month.
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