Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Veronika is so close to crawling, but her arms still aren’t quite strong enough yet to propel forward. You can build those arm muscles by placing a bolster under your baby’s belly; think of this as 8 month old tummy time!

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I rolled up a beach towel tightly and positioned her with arms over it and legs behind.

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Now lift your baby’s legs. The weight will transfer to their arms, and hopefully he or she will “walk” the hands forward.

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Veronika was delighted! Mom, she seemed to say, I’m doing it!

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You can roll baby forwards a little ways – just make sure you are on a smooth surface, and not a carpet.

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After I let go of her legs, I let Veronika hang out this way for a while. She kicked her feet, and shifted her torso side to side to check out the towel, so she was still getting in quite a little workout.

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