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Sometimes parents wonder how to connect with newborn babies - here are 8 fun things to try!

How to Play with Your Baby (Hint: Involve the Senses!)

Did you know that newborns like sensory play every bit as much as preschoolers?  Of course, I’m not talking rice box or play dough sensory play but activities that engage baby using the senses (especially sight, sound and touch) are wonderfully engaging to young babies.

Recently eHow’s Mom Channel asked me to write a couple of posts on babies and sensory play and today I’m sharing them with you. I had a great time writing them and reminding myself of all the easy things I can do with baby M to connect.  For more info., check out:

Get Up in His Grill and 7 Other Ways to Play with Your Newborn Baby

The Best Sensory Toys for Babies


And speaking of baby playtime, you might also enjoy these MPMK posts:

DIY Discovery Bottles

Baby’s First Paint

Make a Treasure Basket for Baby

Setting Up a Food Exploration Station for Baby


…Now go play with that baby!



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