By 3–4 months, playtime could be 30 minutes several times a day, including at least 10-15 minutes of tummy time. They’ll be responding to your voice, interacting more, and using a wider range of sounds.
By 4-5 months, your baby will probably be able to push up on their arms while on their tummy, hold that position for a short time and roll from their tummy to their back.
Give them toys that are lightweight and small enough to be grasped, such as a small rattle with a handle or a rubber ring.
Baby’s interest in coloured toys and objects is increasing as they start to reach, grasp and explore objects in their mouth. Toys they can hold and safely put in their mouth help them to learn hand to mouth co-ordination in preparation for feeding themselves. Give them toys that are lightweight and small enough to be grasped, such as a small rattle with a handle or a rubber ring. Babies love toys that have different textures to feel and put in their mouth, as well as anything that makes a noise when shaken.
By 6 months, playtime may be one hour several times a day. Your baby may now be able to roll from their back to their tummy. They will be more interested in exploring their world and move around the floor in preparation for crawling.
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