Growing girl

For now, the bassinet remains a comfy, cozy sleeping spot.  But Mia is growing fast and we will soon have to convert the bassinet into the crib.

October 10 to February 10: Almost time to convert the bassinet to the crib!

Mia has certainly discovered her hands and is just starting to learn all the things she can do with them.  She started grasping rings and cloth toys and is expanding her capabilities all the time.  She likes to chew on this rainbow wheel/rattle (among other things).  In addition to providing ample entertainment, this new-found ability can also be a source of frustration, which, of course, is further motivation to improve upon the existing skill set.  You can almost see the thought processes happening!

Ever-increasing dexterity

I am always wondering, when do I intervene?  I want to help but believe it is good to let her figure things out on her own.  Generally, I try to restrain myself (never an easy task) and only intervene to prevent injury or crying.  In this particular situation, I remind myself of Jean Piaget’s statement: Every time we teach a child something, we keep him from inventing it himself…That which we allow him to discover by himself…will remain with him.

About Stephanie

I am a mother and a wife, lady scientist, gardener, fabulous cook, foodie, world traveler, and aspiring polymath. I like to ignore stereotypes, challenge the status quo and encourage independent thought.
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