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It’s fun to widen your baby’s social circle at around four months old. Whether friends or relatives, be sure to let your little one enjoy sitting in new laps and checking out new faces. You can invite folks over for a luncheon or coffee, or head to their house; either way, now is a great time to devote a day to this change of faces, especially since babies are delighted by facial features around now.

A weekend with relatives was the perfect excuse. Veronika loved checking everybody out!

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Encourage people to play favorite games with your little one. She liked hearing familiar words and tunes, but from different voices. One that we love is “Trot, Trot to Boston.”

Trot trot to Boston

Trot trot to Lynn

Be careful of the bridges

That you don’t fall in!

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On the last line, give a gentle dip backwards.

Family members can also read favorite books, or recite old classics like Itsy Bitsy Spider.

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Either way, your baby will love the face time!

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Shamrock Smoothie

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This rockin’ green smoothie was the perfect way to start off an all-things-green St. Patrick’s Day!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Peel and pit the avocado, and peel the banana.
  2. Combine the avocado and banana in a blender with the remaining ingredients. Process until smooth.

When you shop for the smoothie ingredients, throw in a little Irish scavenger hunt – we looked for potatoes, oats, cabbage, soda bread, and other traditional favorites.

You can also teach your kids a little about traditional Irish symbols, like the shamrock or the claddagh ring.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from these two little leprechauns!

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