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Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to a time of exploration, when your child starts to see her surroundings from an entirely new perspective—sitting upright. Sitting helps strengthen her muscles, especially those in her hands. So look out as she starts to investigate everything within her reach.  

At this stage she’s discovering the consequences of her actions. She’ll raise her arms to see if you’ll pick her up. She’ll drop things on the floor to see if you’ll come and get them. She may also try to pick things up with one hand, rather than two, and hold them or put them into her mouth—so keep that in mind when you’re choosing toys.
  
You may have already started infant cereals and single fruit and vegetable baby food by now, so it may be time to introduce new tastes and combinations.

EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT

Don’t worry if your little one isn’t developing at the same time as others at this stage; she’ll master it all on her own time. If you’re ever concerned about your child's development, talk to your pediatrician.

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