My baby just turned six months old and what a wonderful ride it’s been! Baby N has grown up to be a happy little girl who can sit up on her own, play with her growing collection of toys, and even enjoys some solid foods now — a good thing, too, since she still isn’t into bottles. Being able to leave her with a baby sitter and know she’ll suck down pureed pears instead of going hungry until I come back is a load off my mind.
Even though six months doesn’t seem like that long a time, it’s a world of difference in how babies play and what they prefer. The things I was using every day when N was a newborn are being packed away now to make way for toys and gear more suited to an older baby. I’m bringing out toys that she can manipulate with her little hands, things she can safely chew on as teethers, and — maybe more important — places where I can set her down for a moment and not have to worry that she’s going to topple over! My girl is trying to pull up and crawl! She’s not able to get anywhere just yet but she can get stuck on her belly in no time and before I know it, she’ll be on the move.
Here are some of the things I’m using every day now that N is 6 months old!
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