Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… or something
Your baby has learned a new skill called deferred imitation. Because he’s watching everything you do to figure how to become a human, you’ll notice him start to mimic your behavior. So, if you talk to your friend on the phone one day, the next day you might notice your baby chatting happily with a block held to his head. So stinking cute.
Soon enough though, the block won’t be enough — he’ll want YOUR phone. And he’ll know imitations, too, the little smarty-pants. So make sure you store your phone up high or it will be sticky and drooly before you know it.
If your baby is crawling, she’s most likely becoming braver with things like stairs. Teach her to back down the stairs and, of course, always supervise because her decision-making skills are extremely bad, and she’s still not 100 percent sure about how her body works. One day, you might find your baby standing in her crib crying her face off because she got into a standing position and then got “stuck.” LOL, babies.
One fun game to play with your baby is pointing to parts of his body and saying the names of them. He might get the concept and start to point too, or mimic the sound of the body part. Pretty soon he’ll be taking selfies, and it’s never too early to learn how amazing our bodies are.
After you baby gets “stuck” in standing, you may get an overwhelming urge to laugh. This is a good time to practice stealth giggling, which is a very important skill for parents to learn. We don’t want to damage their fledgling egos too much.