What’s going on for baby?
Baby is paying close attention to what family members are doing and saying, and will try to copy their actions and words.
Copying is how a baby learns.
How can parents and whānau help?
- Help baby learn things like waving and clapping hands by showing and encouraging them.
- Understand that when baby is determined to get mum or dad’s phone, or the TV remote, they just want to copy what they see others doing.
- Think about the things you don’t really want baby to copy, and try not to do or say them when baby is nearby. This could include hitting, picking your nose, or swearing.