- Understands information about what they are touching (hot, cold, soft, hard) (8–14 months)
- Sensitivity to bitter tastes (12–19 months)
- Sees about 20/60 level, gradually reaching a norm of 20/25 (12–22 months)
What You Can Do:
- Let your child feel different textures and name them as you touch them (soft, rough, smooth, slippery)
- Play with finger paint and play-doh, but make sure your child doesn’t try and eat it!
- Introduce your child to many different tastes and smells
- Stop and smell things. Show your child how to actually smell the roses!
- Massage your baby during calm down moments.
- Adjust how you parent your child to go hand in hand with how their mood is in different situations.