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Beanie Baby Toys
Slippery: Who knows, really. But i thought after my first child I should have designed a toy to take advantage of that. But someone else figured it out: taggies - those adorable blankies and toys that are trimmed with tags. I think the answer lies in the fact that the tags are usually satin (nice slippery feel in fingers/mouth) and stick out from the shirt or toy. Appears to universal, though! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old's toys are dangerous for babies. How can I keep our baby safe without banishing his sister?
Better choices: Fortunately, manufacturers know there may be problems when there are older children in the family. They now make toys that are great for the 4 year old older child, yet not harmful to the younger child. Look for purchasing safer toys initially. Also helpful is to put the older child in charge (with parental supervision) in purchasing toys. That way the older child will help with the safety. ...Read more
I want to make DIY toy cleaner, is white vinegar, distilled water and lavender essential oil effective and safe on babies(12 months and younger)?
Mgt: It should be safe, but the lavender oil is not needed. Avoid using the toys until dry. ...Read more
My year old daughter (who has just gotten teeth) is starting to bite when she doesn't get her way or becomes frustrated; me, other babies, toys, etc.?
Feedback: Keep telling her that biting isn't nice and offer her words to express her needs instead of biting. If you (and her other caregivers) are consistent, biting should quickly give way to more acceptable behavior. Also, if you ever "play bite" with her, stop now, as it makes her feel that biting is ok in some circumstances, when it really is not. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Very often children end up more interested in simple household items or silly things like empty water bottles than they are the expensive toys we buy them. This is nothing to be concerned about as long as your baby is interested in exploring her environment and playing with the objects around her. If you have any concerns about your child's development, contact your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months: Infants can grasp toys, such as a rattle, around 3 months of age. Some infants will do this a little sooner, and others a little later. If your child is not able to do this by 6 months of age, please bring it to the attention of your healthcare provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-6 months: Really, grasping should occur by 4-6 months, with transfering toys, rattles, etc from hand-to-hand by 6 months or so. Babies at 4 months generally should be purposefully reaching for things with both hands by about 4 months with good, solid grasps at that age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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