This month we learned to get mobile, not necessarily in the traditional method of crawling but it gets Elsie from bear to stacking cups never the less.
This month I have seen the biggest change in Elsie developmentally. She is no longer content to sit in my arms or the sling for hours on end she wants to be down on the floor and she wants to be crawling.
The sling has become redundant and will shortly be appearing on a sale board soon.
Elsie is also showing signs of missing me when I leave the room or a stranger asks to hold her. One day a week we go to a great Baby and Toddler group at a church in town and afterwards they run a creche for an hour. I am hoping this one hour a week will help Elsie get used to be left on the odd occasion I am not around. At the moment I have only really been away from her to have my hair done and although I dont plan or want to leave her just yet I am hoping I am giving her the opportunity to develop her confidence for the future.
I don't really have a must have purchase for this month, I do have a wish I hadn't bothered with one though. I bought a baby walker for Elsie that you sit in. I thought it would be something she would find useful and allow her a little bit of independence to move about. She is getting quite frustrated with her version of crawling. However because she is used to the Jumperoo she tries to bounce in the walker - which has no suspension for this movement and is clearly uncomfortable and uninteresting for her. Maybe in time it will improve?