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    Rina Quintos, M.D., pediatric otolaryngologist, says babies enjoy the sound of wind chimes and clocks ticking. Hang a wind chime where your baby can see it sway as he listens to the calming sounds it makes. The baby eventually associates the chimes’ sounds with its movement, which will be his first brush with cause-and-effect relationships.
    Shake, Rattle, And Roll
    Seat your baby on his bouncy chair and shake a brightly colored rattle eight to 10 inches away from his face to attract his attention. When he focuses on the rattle, slowly move it from left to right so he can try to track it with his eyes. One of the things your baby will learn over time is that not all the sounds he hears actually come from him. Once you’ve caught his interest with the rattle, he’ll want to search for the source of other sounds.

    Rina Quintos, M.D., pediatric otolaryngologist, The Medical City

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