Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby 19 August 2003 What you can do to help your baby Here is a list of fun things to do with 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' Play “peek-a-boo” games – this will teach your baby object-permanence (if mommy hides her face, she is still there). Make eye contact as much as possible. Exaggerate all facial expressions. Sing to her, play rhythmic games and clap her hands – this will encourage her to make sounds. Make bathtime fun – give her cups and other plastic objects to play with and let her splash around. Praise her when she accomplishes a task such as reaching for an object. Give her toys that make a noise. Hold conversations with her and name objects. 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 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.