Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby 19 August 2003 Stimulating activities this month Here is a list of fun activities for you and your baby this month. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Repeat the sounds your baby makes. Show your baby his reflection in a mirror. Use her name often. Play peek-a-boo. Encourage standing games. Give him toys with moving parts and different textures. Roll a ball and encourage her to catch it. When your baby is in a prone position or lying on her back, hold up toys just out of her reach. This will encourage her to lift her head. Encourage her to feed herself. Finger foods such as rice cakes are most suited. Copy your baby’s babbling. More in Parenting What is causing my baby's colic and what can I do? More: ChildHow to care for your baby advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.