March 28, 2012

Developmental Activities/Toys for Ages 0-3 Months

I am doing a series of videos on developmental activities/toys for infants and newborns. This video features activities for 0-3 month olds. I will do videos on 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, etc. so stay tuned for those videos as well.

Resources used:
- Huggies "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5" 
- "What to Expect the First Year" 

Activities/Toys for Ages 0-3 Months:
- images or books with high-contract patterns (black/red/white)
- bright, varied mobile
- unbreakable mirror
- rattles
- sing and talk to your baby
- play music for your baby

Milestones by the end of this age period:
- opens and shuts hands
-brings hand to mouth
- takes swipes at dangling objects with hands
- grasps and shakes hand toys
-watches face intently
- follows moving objects
- starts using hands and eyes in coordination
- recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance
- smiles at the sound of your voice
- begins to babble and imitate some sounds
- turns head toward direction of sound
- begins to develop a social smile

March 9, 2012

Baby Carrier Recommendations

Baby carriers discussed in this video:
1. Baby Bjorn 
2. Seven Sling 
3. Moby Wrap 
4. Beco Butterfly 2 

I would recommend having at least one baby carrier. If you're not sure which one you want, you can try them all out for a minimal price before investing $$$ in one that may not work for you! Visit Pax Baby for more info. I did this and found the carrier of my dreams! 

Baby Monitor Product Review

Here is a product review for the Sony Baby Call Nursery Monitor. We have been using this monitor for 18 months and have loved it! 

Here are the specifics:
-900MHz monitor has five sound-sensor activity lights, out-of-range indicator and low-battery warning keep you informed of your baby's actions and the status of your equipment
-A belt-clip is included for both receivers, keeping your hands free for other activities
-Receivers are water-resistant for use in the bathroom or kitchen
-27 channels to greatly minimize interference
-Built-in rechargeable battery receiver
-Voice activation mode: eliminates most extraneous background noise for clearer transmission

I found this monitor available at Target, Walmart, and Amazon all for under $32. That's a great price for this quality monitor.

Please let me know if this review helped you and what other products you would like me to review for you!
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