Your Brilliant Baby in Week 40: Following Your Gaze
What your infant learns this week
When you notice that your child is following your gaze, pause and talk about what you’re seeing and what Baby is looking at. While there’s no way to force a child to look longer at an object than she deems necessary, you can support her interest in following your gaze by indulging her with descriptions of the event.
And also, you can return the favor: If your child is looking at something, look at it too and describe it. As more of her language develops, deliberate looks will turn into regular exclamations of “What’sat?” and lots of pointing.
Your Week 40 Toolbox
Related skills and topics this week
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 tenth month?
- Use our Development Tracker to check off your child’s 8-12 month milestones.
- Here’s what our pediatrician says you might be worried about this month.
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