Baby care 101
Reading to your baby
No matter how old your baby is, read to her often to help her develop. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading to your baby beginning at 6 months of age. But you can start sooner if you want. It's never too early to share a colorful picture book with your baby. Reading is one of the most important things you can do with your child.
Books are great first toys for babies. Look for books that:
- Have pictures in bright contrasting colors
- Are made of cardboard or cloth for durability
- Have pictures of other babies' faces