Let's Face it, You're Amazing!
Wow, your baby is changing so fast! At age six months, your baby may be sitting and maybe even moving around exploring at all of the cool things in their environment. Exploring is great for baby but remember the most importing thing your baby needs to see is YOU!


Having lots of "face-to-face" time will help with bonding and forming a loving relationship with your baby. Being "face-to-face" allows you to look at each other and share eye contact, smiles, words, and lots of fun facial expressions. "Face-to-face" time lets your baby know that you are paying attention to them, you love them and you are enjoying their amazing face!

Brain Science for Your Baby


Face time is more than just fun!   Face-to-face interaction - your baby smiles, you smile - that's what we call "serve and return" interaction. Babies want to "serve" - by cooing, babbling. You instinctively "return the serve" by responding in a meaningful way. This serve-and-return- builds brain connections between different parts of the brain. Building brains by having fun! Who knew?


A Baby Buffer Prescription for Your Baby
  •   Put your baby so that you are facing each other as often as possible.  Feeding, changing diapers, reading, and playing are all opportunities for quality face time!
  • Your baby is the perfect age for social face-to-face games like patty cake, peek-a-boo, and itsy bitsy spider.  The links below provide more great games you can play with your baby.

20 fun, silly games to play with your baby

Fun games to play with your baby


A baby Buffer Prescription for You        

  • Talk to your doctor about a safe exercise and diet program for you.  When you feel your best, you can be the best with your baby.
  • Sit back, relax, smile, and enjoy your baby! Smiling releases endorphins (chemical in your brain) that help get your body and your brain feeling better. Endorphin release improves mood, making you a happier, healthier, Baby Buffer!



What Your Baby Can Do - Developmental Milestones 


Your baby clearly recognizes you now! During the second half of the first year you see attachment behaviors that show how very important YOU are to your baby. Your baby begins to realize that he or she is an independent little person. This is quite scary! It is normal for babies to have stranger anxiety and separation anxiety at this age. Your job is to be a secure base from which your child can explore the world - knowing that he or she can return to you when things get too scary.
Baby Buffer Blog
Barbara Unell
Barbara Unell

Catching your child "being good" means telling your child that you like his good behavior, such assharing, telling the truth, saying he's sorry for doing something wrong, and treating others kindly. The more times you do this every day, the more your child will behave nicely every day! 


My husband learned this lesson quickly. When our twins behaved nicely as toddlers, he found himself ignoring them. He had never heard his parents give him attention for behaving nicely. And he didn't do so with his own children, either.


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