1. Get Musical

Even very young babies will respond to melody, pitch and rhythm. You can hum them a lullaby before bedtime, sing them some nursery rhymes or even rock out your own favourite CDs and sing along. Music not only entertains, but studies show it encourages brain development at the same time! Use musical instruments if you have them, make your own with a wooden spoon and some tupperware, or clap hands and click fingers.

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Ten ways to entertain baby

'''Explore these ten playful ways to entertain your bub in those magical first 12 months.'''

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  1. wanderer05:49pm Saturday 05th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    easy, look after hubby and he will entertain baby .... a lot ...

  2. Mona02:10pm Saturday 05th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    If you can't think up your own ways of entertaining your child, you should never have had one in the first place.

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  3. garry j12:54am Monday 29th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    You would be surprised how many parents dump their babies at a day care and never do these basic things. It's sad really

  4. Woebegone11:53am Sunday 28th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    That's not a fair comment veritat. If a new mother didn't have a good role model growing up, perhaps she has to learn a few tricks. Don't be so mean.

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