Six Months

LIKES

-log rolling to get where she wants to go

-sitting up (although she can’t get there herself yet) 

-35 minute naps

-her plastic cups

-sweet potato, banana, peas, carrots, peanut butter! 

-saying “babababa” and “dadadada” 

-the swing  

-waving hello

-mirrors and the cute baby she sees in them  

-reaching out to touch the faces of those she loves  

-facing out in her carrier

-Kids Music Together

-Aubergine and sometimes sitting in a high chair  

-sharing coffee cups and water glasses

 

DISLIKES

-long naps

-waking up at a reasonable hour

-waiting  

-green beans

-car rides  

Five Months

Likes

-blowing raspberries and spit bubbles

-drooling  

-riding facing forward in her carrier

-tasting fruit like peaches, pears, and watermelon and eating sweet potato from a spoon

-trying to drink Mommy's coffee

-being tickled on her belly

-her plastic stacking cups

-Pat the Bunny

-finger puppet books and puppets in general

-rolling onto her belly (but not being on her belly once she gets there!) 

-playing the tambourine and the rattle (but not too much or it scares her!)  

-being well-rested a few times  

-the Nick Cave and James Turrell shows at Mass MoCA

 

Dislikes  

-THE CAR

-the stroller  

-napping for long enough (but she's getting better)

-did we mention the car?  

 

Four Months

LIKES

-her fingers  

-her toes

-squealing and purring  

-tasting foods like broccoli, carrots, nectarines, hummus, and sweet potato  

-her bottle? She hated it and then suddenly grabbed it and stuck it in her mouth a few days before her five month birthday. 

-being close to her mom and dad

-Sophie the Giraffe

-singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider  

-story time at the library  

-fake coughing for laughs  

-reading books, especially Eric Carlie's cannon

 

DISLIKES

-the "extinction method" of sleep training

-napping indoors

-napping in general

-her bottle until she loved it? 

-the elephant and hippo she previously adored on her Fisher Price bouncy seat because she can't get them into her mouth  

-being away from mom and dad  

-the car

-the stroller

-the subway  

Three Months

LIKES 

-the elephant from her bouncy seat

-baby paper

-her moose toy

-the owls in her gym  

-squealing

-drooling. So much drooling. 

-putting things in her mouth!  

-trying to stand  

-napping in her Ergo

-sucking her thumb

-having her diaper changed outside  

-dancing with her dad

-This Must Be the Place, Talking Heads

-The Clapping Song, Shirley Ellis

-Thirteen, Big Star

-singing along  

 

DISLIKES  

-car rides  

-her bassinet  

-waiting. For anything. 

-getting a hair in her eye  

 

Two Months

LIKES

-playing in her jungle chair first thing in the morning

-spinning the parts of her wooden baby gym she can reach  

-sometimes taking super long naps in her swing  

-The Zombies "She's Not There" 

-napping on long walks in her Ergo

-kicking around on her sheepskin  

-smiling and cooing  

-One Today by Richard Blanco, Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

 

DISLIKES

-sleeping alone  

-not getting what she wants immediately   

-napping

-not napping  

-relaxing in someone's arms

Newborn-One Month

LIKES

-sleeping on Daddy's chest

-sleeping on Grandpa H's chest  

-sleeping

-dancing with Daddy

-The Four Seasons, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder...

-clenched fists  

-diaper changes  

-bouncing vigorously on the birthing ball

 

DISLIKES

-being put down, ever

-bath time  

-traffic