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Your baby is mastering motor control both “gross” (or large) motor skills, like crawling and standing, and “fine” motor skills, such as picking up objects between forefinger and thumb. It is especially important to keep choking hazards out of reach when your baby has these new pickup skills (and still likes exploring things with his mouth and tongue). Coins, buttons, small toy parts, and food that falls to the ground are all potential problems. Consider vacuuming more often at this stage of the process. Your baby’s memory is coming on in leaps and bounds. He’s probably starting to be able to remember certain information, such as where his toys are kept. He may even be able to imitate the actions which he has seen as far back as two weeks ago. Encourage your child’s memory skills by talking to him about recent events, such as, “do you remember when we went to the park with grandma in the morning?” Not only this, exercising their memory skills also helps develop language skills as well.