3 Best Developmental Toys for Babies 3 to 6 months

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Have you ever asked yourself this question? (fill in the blank for the age of the baby you are looking for toys): “What in the world do I buy for a baby who is 3 months old, 4 months old, 5 months old or 6 months old?” This seems to be a universal question especially when the holidays are gaining on us or a birthday celebration. After doing much research on this same question when my grandson arrived, I want to share some tips on what to look for in toys. In this blog, I will give some recommendations along with the developmental benefits that will greatly enrich your little’s learning and advancement. I will share what I believe to be the 3 best developmental toys for babies 3 to 6 months of age.

3 to 4 month old baby

When I look for toys for my grandson, I look for toys that are colorful, bright, educational and most of all FUN! Babies learn best at this stage when they can become actively engaged. For instance, when you are sitting with them talking, singing and playing with them you have gotten their attention and you will start seeing wonderful reactions such as coos, giggles and kicking. There is nothing in this world more cute than a baby’s laughter.

Not all babies grow and develop at the same rate. Each one is unique equipped with his or her own personality, learning ability and growth rate. You do want to follow your pediatrician’s recommendations at all times and follow up regularly. Putting on my grandmother’s hat now, I say, love, love, love your baby each and every day! Always tell them you love them and always listen to them no matter what they want to talk about. If it is important to them, it should be important to you!

Now let’s get back to talking about toys. Like I said earlier, after much research this is what I found to be a great educational, bright, engaging and FUN toy. This toy made by Baby Einstein, 4-in-1 Kickin’ Tunes Music and Language Discovery Gym, has a tap and play piano, language discovery, multi-sensory toys and prop pillow. Your baby will love tummy time and back time on this play mat. It is a great way for you to interact with your child. It has bright colorful toys and music. And, I must say that babies love music!

Speaking of music, it has a piano which tells you shapes, animals, colors, numbers etc in English, Spanish and French! It is amazing and very stimulating for baby. Actually, I love it too and love that I can learn a new language myself! Or, at least a few new words. Take a look below as I have attached a link for you in case you’re interested in this product.

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4 to 5 month old baby

So at this stage of your baby’s growth and development, he is sitting up and able to explore his surroundings. This is a really fun age as now he can respond to you and laugh. All the while he is learning at a rapid rate. This is just before your baby discovers he can begin to move about via hands, arms and legs. You guessed it – crawling! You better beware mommy, baby is getting ready for mobilization really soon. Don’t forget to prepare for baby-proofing the house. In a later post I will talk about the things you are going to need to make your home baby-safe. But for now, we will focus on the best toys for your baby for maximum learning and growth. First on my list for a 5-month-old is an activity center such as the Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Activity Center. This has 25+ developmental activities, four movable toys, a musical light-up piano and a foot support platform which adjusts for your baby’s growth. Your baby can spin in his seat to play with each activity and as he grows older it will allow him to stand. Your baby will love the music and the lights. This will definitely keep your little one entertained and strengthen his learning skills. I’ve attached the link below for you to check it out.

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5 to 6 month old baby

When you’re baby reaches 5 months of age, he may still need some propping up with a pillow to sit or he may be able to sit unsupported for a few seconds at a time. At 6 months old your baby may then start crawling. Remember that some babies skip crawling altogether and just start to pull himself up on furniture and start the beginning stages of walking. It just depends on every little one as each of them are so unique. There is no set rule for when your baby will begin these milestones. So be patient, your baby will achieve these milestones sooner or later.

Here is an activity center I found to be very intriguing for your little one. He can crawl around in it and explore the sights and sounds. It is the Little Tikes Activity Garden and it has a wonderful blend of learning activities. In this Activity Garden your baby will find a Tap-a-Tune piano, crawl-through obstacle course, movable telescope, mirror, learning clock and more. These activities will help develop your baby’s fine motor skills. For this activity center, please see below.

Little Tikes Activity Garden

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Another great toy I found which is great for stimulating your little one’s interest and for helping them to walk is the Vtech Stroll & Discover Activity Walker. This activity walker is stated as for 9 months however you may be able to use it for your 6-month-old if he is pulling himself up on furniture. This activity walker has lots of learning activities and is fun for your baby. Such as five light-up piano key buttons that introduce shapes and numbers in learning mode and play music notes and melodies in music mode. It has three colorful shape sorters, removable cell phone and spinning gears. This is a great activity walker in so many ways and it aids your baby for walking. I found a great deal at Amazon, see below.

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My conclusion

Whether you are buying activity centers or educational toys for your baby or grand baby, I hope you found this information helpful and sincere. As a new grandmother myself, I want to share what I have found recently when shopping for my grandson. Things have changed dramatically from when my own children were babies. Wow! And again I say how everything has changed!! All for the good of course and so much easier.

Questions or comments?

Please leave me your questions or comments below. I would love to hear from you and will reply as soon as I can.

Sincerely yours,




3 Best Baby Stroller Car Seat Combos

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Are you expecting a new arrival to your family? Have you thought about which car seat or stroller would be best for your baby? I am sure there are many questions rolling around in your mind about what you will need and where you will find it. Believe it or not, grandparents who plan to watch their grand baby wonder about the same things too! I went through these same questions when I found out my little guy (grand baby) was on the way. There are a lot of items you will need, but one of the first things you should consider is a car seat and stroller. To purchase these items separately, you will be paying a lot more money than if you were to buy a baby stroller car seat combo or travel system. Let’s start with what I think to be the 3 best baby stroller car seat combos available in 2020.


My first choice:

Graco Modes Nest Travel System 

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One of the reasons I like this travel system is that it is so versatile. It is not only a stroller, but it converts for use as an infant car seat, a carrier, and a bassinet. When you go for a walk with your baby, you can raise the height-adjustable seat so you can easily see your baby and he can see you! There are three height positions for the stroller seat and the infant car seat. This baby stroller car seat combo is an excellent choice because you can use it from your little one’s birthright through to toddler age. Here is a really neat feature – the stroller seat converts to a bassinet. Also to note, there is an expandable storage basket for all the things you want to bring with you. There are removable cup holders which I think are a nice added touch to this travel system.

Special features:

  • Toddler seat converts to bassinet mode, for comfortable strolls with the baby
  • Lightweight travel system with aluminum frame
  • One-step self-standing fold for easy storage
  • Stylish leatherette stroller handle ensures a smooth grip
  • Child’s tray with cup holder to store baby’s essentials removes easily to help your child climb in and out of the stroller
  • Removable parent cup holder attaches to the stroller frame, for refreshments on the go
  • Full-sized canopy with peekaboo window keeps your child shaded and lets you check in on him or her with ease
  • Multi-position reclining seat ensures baby’s comfort
  • Stroller holds child up to 50 lb for years of strolling together
  • Convertible 3- or 5-point harness grows with your child, with harness covers for added comfort

Recommended Use

Rear-Facing Only: 4-35 lb, Up to 32″, the head must be at least 1″ below the top of the car seat;

Stroller holds child up to 50 lb for years of comfortable strolling.


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My thoughts

What I love about this baby stroller car seat combo is that even though it is lightweight, it is a very sturdy stroller and will last for many years. It is accommodating from your baby’s birth to her toddler years. I love that it converts to a bassinet; a lot of other strollers do not have that option. The car seat will hold your child up to 35 pounds which is another great feature. As far as drawbacks to this combo, I really cannot find any on this one other than it comes in only one color as shown above. I have to say this is my favorite baby stroller car seat combo!


My second choice:

Pivot Modular Travel System With Safemax Car Seat by Evenflo

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The Pivot Modular Travel System With Safemax Car Seat is a 3-in-1 stroller that can be used from your baby’s birth until he reaches toddlerhood. This travel system includes an infant car seat carrier and a carriage function. The infant car seat has a base that remains in your car. The infant car seat can be transferred easily from base to stroller. The stroller converts from an infant car seat frame to a stroller seat or carriage mode with ease.

Child Specs (50lbs)


  • Weight: 4 – 35 lbs. (1.8 – 15.8 kg.)
  • Height: 17 – 32 in. (43-81 cm.)
  • Age: 4-35 lbs. (1.8-15.8 kg)
  • Fit: The top of the child’s head is at least 1 in. below the top of the child restraint seat back.


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My thoughts:

This stroller car seat combo comes in four colors: casual gray, salsa, sandstone, and dusty rose so there is a choice of color if that is important to you. Also, I like the safety feature of a SafeZone Base with an anti-rebound bar and I like that it was crash tested. One feature that is missing on this combo is that it does not convert to a bassinet. However, the car seat is also an infant carrier, so you can rock your baby to sleep in it. All-in-all I think this is a great travel system for your money and you will be able to use the stroller for many years.


My third choice:

Smooth Ride Travel System by Safety 1st

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The Smooth Ride Travel System is another pick of mine if you do not need to have all the bells and whistles. If you are looking for a more practical stroller car seat combo, then this is the one I think is a great option. A feature I like about this stroller is it has a large canopy for added protection against the sun. It even has a flip-out visor. There are four harness heights so this stroller will grow with your child. I think this is an important feature as you know babies try their best to wiggle out of anything that has straps. There is plenty of storage for you and your baby’s items such as a purse, diaper bag, water bottles, and whatever else you need to bring along.



  • Agile stroller wheels for maximum maneuverability
  • Rear-facing infant car seat 4-35 pounds
  • Super-sized stroller canopy coverage with flip-out visor
  • Extra newborn support in an infant car seat with head and body inserts


  • Rear-facing 4-35 pounds
  • Side Impact Protection
  • 4 harness heights spaced right for a better fit from tiny to tall
  • Extra newborn support with head and body inserts
  • One pull gives baby a secure fit
  • Adjustable base for the right fit to your car
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • LATCH equipped
  • Airplane ready
  • Exceeds Federal and ASTM Safety Standards


  • Agile wheels for maximum maneuverability
  • Super-sized canopy coverage with flip-out visor
  • Peek-a-boo window and better airflow
  • Stores everything with an extra-large basket, parent tray, and child tray
  • Super-fast one-hand fold: Lift. Fold. Done.
  • Stands on its own when folded
  • Flip flop friendly brakes
  • 5-point safety harness
  • Plush fabrics for an extra comfy ride
  • QuickClick® ensures car seat attaches securely to the stroller with one simple click – no need to wake the baby
  • Holds child up to 50 pounds
  • Meets Disney size requirements


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My thoughts:

The Smooth Ride Travel System is a less expensive car seat stroller combo, but you get a nice amount of extra features for your money. I like the “quick click” feature of the infant car seat for attachment to the stroller. It makes things so much easier, especially when you’re in a hurry. Nowadays I think everyone is in a hurry so this feature will go over very well.

This travel system comes in 5 colors! This has the largest color selection of the three systems. It comes in: monument, sangria, lake blue, wisteria lane, and ombre blue. That is a great selection!

The only drawback to this system is it does not have the bassinet feature as does the Graco system mentioned above. But then, ask yourself do you really need to have that feature or is it something you can do without?

Summing It All Up

Graco, Evenflo, and Safety 1st are just 3 of the top brands for baby items in the industry. They are well-known for their quality and safety for every item they put on the market. You can trust these manufacturers for safety, performance, and comfort for your little one. Each of them has distinct features that will satisfy your diverse needs and wants. If you want a luxury travel system for your baby, I suggest my first choice – the Graco Modes Nest Travel System. If practicality is what you’re after, I recommend the Smooth Ride Travel System by Safety 1st. If you are somewhere in the middle, then you guessed it – the Pivot Modular Travel System With Safemax Car Seat by Evenflo is the stroller car seat combo for you!

I sure do hope you have found this review helpful and informational. I wish you all the best and whichever travel system you choose, I know you will be happy with it!

Questions or comments?

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What are the best diapers for a newborn baby?

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Cloth vs disposable

The question many people have when they are getting close to the arrival of the newest little member of the family, is what type of diaper should we use? There are so many options to choose from. But then, which one is best for baby? What are the best diapers for a newborn baby?

Of course as a grandma, I do have my opinion. But first I want to show you the different aspects of each type of diaper. So, here goes.

The benefits of cloth diapers

Cloth diapers without a doubt are the softest diaper you can use for your baby. You can purchase them just about anywhere and are a great option if your baby has extra-sensitive skin. You will want to purchase at least 36 cloth diapers, however I suggest that you get 48. Babies at newborn age go through approximately 8 to 10 diapers per day which means you will be using them very quickly and you do not want to run out. Whether you plan on laundering them yourself or sending them out to a diaper service, you need to have extra on hand for those extra “little accidents.” Also, I use the Gerber white cloth diapers as burp cloths.

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The cloth diaper does have quite a few benefits such as saving money, less harmful chemicals, comfort and possibly reduce diaper rash and less landfill waste. Cloth diapers have come a long way since the old days in that they now come in colors and prints! They used to come in only one color – white! If you choose to not do the laundry yourself, there are diaper service companies that will pick up your dirty diapers one a week and return them to you nice and clean. Prices vary and you will have to search it out on your own according to the city you live in and what’s available. But for the most part, when you consider what you would be paying for the disposable diapers, I believe it would be pretty much a washout, no pun intended! There may be some savings though in the long run.

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The benefits of disposable diapers

There is no question that disposable diapers are the most convenient way to diaper your baby. There are quite a few brands to choose from and they come in hypoallergenic for your sensitive baby’s skin. They can be more absorbent for overnight use and prevent leaks. I personally prefer the disposables because I think they keep the baby’s skin dryer as they have that absorbent quality to them that is not always the case for cloth.

It is also a great option for working mothers as they are taking their baby to daycare or grandma’s house. I watch my grandson and I use disposable diapers for him. It just makes more sense for his mama and me as we are both very busy. My little peanut does not have an issue with his skin so we are fortunate the disposable works just fine. I keep diapers for him at my house so I am prepared whenever they drop him off. As far as the money factor, as I said before, I think it is a pretty close call when you compare either a laundry service or washing them at home with the use of electricity, water, and soap to the cost of buying the disposables.

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baby in diaperSo what are the best diapers for your newborn?

The answer to this question lies with you. Think about your lifestyle. Are you a working mom? Do you stay at home? How much time do you have for extra laundry or do you plan on sending diapers out for cleaning? Is grandma going to watch your little one or is he or she going to daycare? These sound like lots of questions but are necessary to help you pick out the best option for you and your newborn.

Wishing you the best,


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What is a Portable Crib?

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Becoming a new grandmother is as exciting as becoming a new mom! Not only do we get to relish in our new-found “baby love” but we get the fun part!! I was so excited to start shopping for baby stuff that I could not contain myself. One of the first things I searched for was a portable crib among a list of other items and supplies. A portable crib is slightly smaller than a full size crib and is a perfect crib for grandmother’s house. In this blog I will speak about wooden portable cribs and another alternative – Graco Pack ‘N Play which features a removable, full-size bassinet that provides the perfect spot for baby to catch a nap, at home and away.


Wooden portable cribs

One of the first items I purchased as a new grandmother was a portable crib. The first step is deciding on what color you want for your portable crib. Look around your home. Where will you set up the portable crib and are you going to leave it standing or will you be folding it up and storing.

There are a number of different styles and I will touch on that later, but for now I will center my attention on the wooden cribs. They come in all sorts of colors so you will want to consider your color scheme in the room.

White is a good choice as it is going to go with any color and will look attractive in the room. It gives a nice, clean and crisp look to the room. No matter what baby blanket you want to use as a throw, it will look adorable.

A brown portable crib would look best with an earthy color scheme such as tans, creams, country blue, hunter green, while black would look nice if you have more of a modern decor with burgundy, grey, whites or blues.

Next, let’s take a look at the dimension of this smaller crib. The Consumer Products Safety Commission defines undersized cribs as those measuring less than 49 3/4 inches long and 25 3/8 inches wide.

Carousel Designs reports that its portable crib mattresses measure 24 inches wide and 38 inches long. Knowing the measurements is helpful in deciding where you will put the crib.

Also, it is important to note that when you are looking for these cribs, make sure the mattress comes with it. Don’t assume it will be included with the purchase. You will want the better mattress and they really are inexpensive. I found the brand “Dream On Me” to be a very good brand.

There are a few different selections such as 2-in-1 breathable 3 inch firm or extra firm. Personally, I think the firm is good as I don’t think the sleeping surface should be too hard. That’s just my opinion.

You should consider buying “bumper pads” for this style crib as it will protect baby’s head, hands and feet.  I have posted some crib ideas with sheets, bumper pads and mattresses I found from Amazon. Please see below.

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Graco Pack ‘N Play

Base Folding Feet Playard


The second item I bought was a Graco Pack ‘N Play. I really like this style of the portable crib as it has many features. It is not just a crib, but you can use it as a bassinet, changing area, crib, and a playpen. This model comes in blue, pink, and a print.

Take a look at these product features:

  • Automatic folding feet and wheels allow for a more compact fold, making it easy to store and perfect for travel.
  • Signature Graco push-button fold makes closing quick and hassle-free.
  • Toy bar with three soft toys.
  • Airy mesh on all sides for maximum ventilation.
  • Durable frame
  • Convenient carrying bag for no-fuss travel and storage


  • Includes: playard, bassinet & carrying bag
  • 29″H x 28.5″W x 40″L
  • Maximum weight/height capacity:
    • Bassinet: 15 lbs.
    • Playard: 35-in. tall

Graco Pack ‘n Play Close2Baby Playard

This particular pack ‘n play is my favorite as you can see it is perfect for a newborn right up to toddler-age babies. Take a peek at these features:


  • Easily folds for transport or storage
  • Portable napper keeps baby cozy and happy by your side
  • 2-in-1 convertible design
  • For quick and convenient diaper changes, the playard includes a removable changer with wipe-clean fabric & integrated storage to keep the baby’s essentials nearby.
  • Infant bassinet provides an elevated spot for your baby to lay
  • Integrated storage organizer keeps baby’s essentials close at hand
  • Airy mesh on all sides provides maximum ventilation
  • Compatible sheets available & sold separately
  • push-button fold makes closing your playard quick & easy
  • Integrated wheels add convenience for easily moving the playard around the home
  • Convenient carry bag included for no-fuss travel and storage


  • Playard, Napper, Changer, Bassinet & Carry Bag


  • 27″H x 29″W x 33″L
  • Product weight: 29.21 lbs.
  • Child use guidelines: children under 35″ tall, unable to climb out, Portable Napper: Infant up to 15 lbs.; Infant Bassinet: Infant up to 15 lbs.; Changer: Infants up to 25 lbs.; Playard: Children unable to climb out
  • Polyester
  • Wipe clean

Once again, this is perfect whether you are going to grandma’s or traveling. This is easy to set up and easy to fold. This works out very well at my house. I used this for my grandbaby when he was born right up to now. I use this now as a play yard and for naps. He is safe and secure and I don’t have to worry about him climbing out. I purchased this for the downstairs area and I keep the wooden portable crib upstairs for sleepovers. This comes in a neutral color grey with a trim called sorbet (neutral colors of gold, blue, and pink).

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Sheets for pack ‘n play and wooden portable cribs

When you shop for crib sheets, make sure they are for a “portable” crib because there is a difference in size. Graco makes a variety of sheets such as quilted, waterproof, extra soft, and natural cotton.

Please note that you have options as to where you can purchase sheets for your pack ‘n play. Amazon sells a brand called Cuddly Cub and those sheets are compatible with the pack ‘n play.

As far as to crib sheets for the wooden portable crib style, Amazon has a variety to choose from. Also, for the wooden crib, don’t forget to choose a bumper pad. Your little one may roll around and hit his or her head. The bumper pads also keep the baby from sticking hands or feet through the slats. I have found some great buys and posted them below for you to consider.

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Wrapping it all up

If you are planning on doing a lot of travel such as camping or going to visit family overnight, I highly recommend the Graco Pack ‘N Play for its ease in setting up and taking down. It also comes with a carrying case for easy travel. This is ideal for grandma’s house if she is going to be watching your baby while you work. It is also great to use as a safe play yard when you don’t have time to watch the baby and you need to get things done. If you are looking for a more permanent fixture for a crib, then I would suggest a classic portable wooden crib. Bedding for either style of cribs is easy to obtain and there are a lot styles to choose from. I hope you enjoyed this blog and found it helpful.

Happy portable crib hunting!







Baby Development Stages – First Year

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A Guide to Baby’s Growth and Development

There is no doubt that when a baby enters your life you are never the same. Everything changes! The anticipation of baby’s arrival is finally over and you hold your little bundle of joy in your arms. It can be a little intimidating as you realize you are holding this little human and he is totally dependent on you.

So with this, I would like to give you some information about baby development stages for the first year to help eliminate some questions you may have. Let’s take a look at these stages and what you can expect for the first year.

Birth to 3 months

From birth to 3 months, the baby cries, smiles, coos, looks at faces and listens to voices. The baby from birth knows the voices of his parents and is being stimulated by sights and sounds all around him. A newborn will sleep the majority of the time waking up for feedings usually every 3 to 4 hours if bottle-fed and about every 2 hours if fed by breast. Swaddling baby provides a safe and secure comfort as he adjusts to the outside world. Give baby a lot of snuggles as this is important in these early stages of life.

  • At age 1 month, the baby raises head slightly off the floor or bed when lying on his stomach. The baby will note bright objects if they are in his line of vision. Vision acuity at this stage of life is 20/100. Typically, the baby grows at a fast pace with about a weight gain of 1.5 pounds per month and a height gain of about 1 inch per month during the first 6 months. The upper limbs and head grow faster at this stage of life. Also, the baby has the grasp reflex (fist usually clenched).
  • By 2 months, the baby can hold his head erect, bobbing when supported in a seated position. He can follow a moving person with his eyes and can imitate or respond to a smiling person with an occasional smile. The baby can hold an object momentarily and the grasp reflex starts to fade away.

  • By 3 months the infant can briefly hold his head up and sit with support. He can hold an object when placed in his hands. Your baby will now smile in response to you and others. He uses sucking to soothe himself. Pacifiers or thumbs, it is usually one or the other! This stage of your baby’s development is where he starts to coo, babble and make sounds. You will see he enjoys making those sounds as he has discovered he has a voice!

I have put together some great ideas for you to purchase for your baby. Always keep in mind that bright colors such as the primary colors of red, yellow and blue are a great way to stimulate learning in your infant. Take a look at what I found.

Check this out and get one for your baby today!!

GrowthPic Musical Mobile Baby Crib Mobile with Hanging Rotating Toys and Music Box

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Tiny Love Meadow Days Take Along Mobile

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Baby Gym Play Mats, Kick and Play Piano Gym Activity Center for Infants

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4 to 6 months

Things really start to get exciting now as you see your little one growing and developing into his own little personality. Your baby will give warm smiles, laughs, and cries when upset and seeking comfort. He shows excitement by waving arms and legs and likes to be near his special people – mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, and close friends. He can raise his head while on his tummy and hold it steadily erect.

The baby will play with his feet and often puts toes in his mouth. Grabbing objects with his hands purposefully to explore and taste. At 6 months your baby can easily turn from his tummy to his back. A very important note to parent or caregiver: do not leave your baby unattended on an elevated surface such as a dressing table or bed as the baby could easily roll over and fall off.

Playtime is an important part for you and your precious little one. I have found some great ideas for playtime with your baby.

See below and pick one up for your little one!

Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym

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7 to 9 months

Your 7-month-old baby can sit unsupported and hold his shoe. Also, note that he will explore that shoe with his mouth. Everything that a baby can hold will most definitely go in the mouth. Parents must put dangerous materials such as medications, cleaning solutions, and items small enough to swallow, well out of reach. Make sure you “baby proof” your home. Your baby will start to crawl and you need to pay attention to what is lying around the house. Buy some cabinet locks, outlet covers and baby gates. Click here to learn more about this!

Your little one at this stage likes to play peek-a-boo and enjoys a daily routine. Sing songs and read to your baby every day as this will stimulate his emotional and social development. These are very special times – enjoy your baby as he is growing fast. Baby is saying words such as mama, daddy, bye-bye and begins to understand and obey simple commands such as “wave bye-bye.”

10 to 12 months

By the age of 10 months, your baby has started to crawl and maybe even pulled himself up to a standing position using a couch or chair. He is able to be happy, mad, sad and shows feelings by smiling, crying and pointing. Baby knows his needs will be met one way or the other. His vocabulary is of 2 to 3 words and gestures are used to communicate. Also, take note, speech development may slow temporarily when walking begins. However, do not let this alarm you because he will catch up in no time at all.

Check these out, they make great gifts for any little guy or gal!

3 in 1 Baby Sit-to-Stand Walker, Activity Center, Entertainment Table, Drawing Board

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Evenflo Exersaucer Activity Center

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Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker

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Play is a very important part of baby care. Your baby is curious and likes to explore people, places, and things. Be sure to provide lots of love and attention to your little guy or gal. Set up a special time with your little one to read him a book, sing songs with him or play some music and show him a dance move. All of these special moments will remain in your memory forever. You will never regret this precious time spent and all of your efforts will promote learning and advancing your baby’s development.

Remember to simply enjoy your baby and cherish every stage of your baby’s growth and development. He will not be this little forever and he does grow very fast! One day he will be starting kindergarten and the next, he will be graduating from high school!!


A New Adventure – Becoming a grandma

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I am very excited about this new adventure and stage of my life. My passions include watching my grandson. I have set up my home for him so that when he is over, I have all I need to take care of him. Did I mention I love to shop for baby items? It is so much fun looking at those tiny little baby clothes and remembering when my own boys were that little. Time sure does fly by fast. So, enjoy that little one of yours and indulge in every minute. Take time to play, read a book and do special things together. Every season brings a special time for outings. For instance, autumn is classic for the apple orchards and hay rides. Spring is great for kite flying, bike riding and don’t forget the Easter bunny. Summer is great for just about anything including water parks, Cedar Pointe, Sea World etc., and don’t forget winter time with snow sledding, ice skating and making snowmen!

Whatever it is you enjoy doing with your baby, enjoy it all and take lots of pictures and home movies. You will never regret it!

Until later,


About Evelyn

Hi everyone. Welcome to My Baby All The Way! It is my sincerest hope that you find this website filled with helpful information and that you will gain a better understanding of your little one’s life stages and development. You will find helpful hints, suggestions and recommendations from not only a nursing perspective but from a grandmother’s love and point of view. Also, I want to devote much of this website to special needs children as they hold a very special place in my heart. You will find articles containing my recommendations for how to care for these babies and children with different medical conditions and items you will need for their care.

Wife, mother, grandmother and registered nurse

My name is Evelyn and I have three grown children of my own. Two and a half years ago I was graced with my first grandchild. My husband and I were thrilled when we found out we were going to be grandparents. It was the start of a new adventure. I was out of touch with the latest and greatest baby items that are now available. My research began. Of course we wanted to purchase items for our new grandbaby’s home and for ours as we had planned to have lots of stay overs and fun!

The hunt for baby clothes, strollers, cribs and of course, toys!

Whether you’re a new mom or a new grandma, you have to buy your special little one essential goods such as feeding supplies, diapers, bottles, bibs, cribs, strollers, car seats and more. This can be very stressful and can rob you of the joy of having your new baby. It is my desire to share with you what I have found to be of great value at the best price and I welcome any and all questions.

Convenience, affordability and fun

My goal is to help you get all the items you want at an affordable price at a convenience for you.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,