Hands On, Hands Off
One way babies learn how things work is to struggle, try, fail, and try again. So when you’re playing, feel free to show your baby how things work – that’s the “hands on” part. But then step back and let her try – that’s the “hands off” part. Only step in if she’s really frustrated or near tears, and then you can offer a tiny suggestion and emotional support, or move on to another toy.