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Touch 'n' Tell

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Developmental Benefits

Your baby’s environment offers a lot of stimulation for her five senses. Provide your baby with a rich variety of interesting things to explore, and she’ll have a great time with her hands and mouth.


  • Prepare a number of interesting foods for your baby to touch, taste, and smell —in very small amounts—such as fruit flavored gelatin, yogurt, banana, O-shaped cereal, oatmeal, spaghetti, and so on.
  • Spread a plastic floor covering in the kitchen, and place the highchair on the covering.
  • Seat your baby in the highchair and place one food item on the tray.
  • Let your baby play with the food for a few minutes, exploring it with her hands and mouth.
  • Remove the food and offer a second item for exploration.
  • Watch your baby’s expression as she examines each new food. Make sure to name and descote each item as you place it in front of your baby.


  • Variety of favourite foods
  • Highchair
  • Plastic floor covering


Be sure to keep an eye on your baby so she doesn’t choke on any of the foods.