Lakewood Childcare Center

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This is the sign for “thank you”. We normally begin to see this sign in conjunction with the sign for “please”. We ask to see it from the children at their mealtimes, after they are given food and then we move on to them trying to use it throughout the day. It is an early way to start teaching manners.


Strategies to help with teething – note the symptoms (excessive drooling, irritability, chewing on objects, sore or tender gums, elevated temperatures but no fever) and then to help them if they are, here are some remedies to help. Rub their gums gently with your finger or a small gauze pad, use cold teething rings, teething biscuits and cold fruit (if old enough), and pain medication occasionally. Also, try avoiding teething necklaces as they can become a choking hazard. As soon as the first tooth comes in, make sure it is being cleaned regularly to begin good dental hygiene from the very start. They will continue to get new teeth for the first couple years, but these simple solutions can help ease some of the discomfort.

Fun fact about babies – They are born with 300 bones which is 94 more than an adult – as they grow and develop some will fuse together.



Between 9 and 12 months, your child may start:

  • Walking along furniture
  • Pulling themselves to standing
  • Getting into a sitting position without help
  • Standing and/or taking steps without support
  • Moving a toy from one hand to the other
  • Holding two toys in each hand and banging them         together
  • Crawling while holding a toy