- Try propping your baby along your forearm, and cradle his/her head in your hand for support. With your face 8-10 inches from baby, smile, sing songs, and enjoy those beginning moments of gazing into each others eyes and falling in love
- While on your back with knees to chest, lay your baby on their tummy, along your shins. Slowly raise and lower your legs in a a game of "elevator," while making funny faces and sounds.
- Place your baby tummy down on a blanket. Lay in front of your baby, talking gently, singing songs, and encouraging your baby to lift their head and hold themselves up.
- When your child brings you an item, get down to eye level. Make comments and use a lot of facial expressions.
- If you're trying to get your child's attention and they are looking at or playing with something else, try this-- Touch their hand, wait for them to look up at you, and then talk to them.
- If you're having trouble getting your child to look away from a device, the computer or TV, try answering yes and no questions without talking using a simple head nod/shake. Doing this will encourage your child to stop what they're doing and look up at you to get their answer.