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How should I care for my 2-month-old baby?

Here are some tips for taking care of your two-month-old baby:
  • Play some Beethoven or Black Eyed Peas. Music exposure increases the speed of learning and memory. Classical music is associated with better math scores down the road. We're not sure what the Black Eyed Peas will get you yet; ask us in another decade.
  • By now you may be able to distinguish between "I'm wet" cries, "I'm hungry" cries, and all kinds of cries in between. Your attention helps reinforce bonding.
  • Need to take a shower? Put baby in her crib and wind up a musical mobile. Ceiling fans, too, are endlessly fascinating.
  • Turn the TV off as soon as you start noticing her turning to its sound or picture. The TV provides sounds and images that pollute the real-life sounds and images that baby needs to interact with. Babies' brains develop more slowly when images are fed to them through the TV rather than created out of their own imaginations.

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