Yes absolutely!! Especially if they are home and available to help but don't, that is a lot of work for just $15, to be completely honest I would ask for $25 so you can negotiate down to $20.
Peekaboo is a great game for 5 months because it helps them grasp the concept that you are still there even though they cant see you. When the baby makes noises (baby talk) repeat the sounds back and smile. Sound repetition encourages the baby to explore new sounds to see... more
It helps a ton if you give them the choice between two options. By doing that the child feels like they have more control and are generally more cooperative. For example you can say "Its time for bed (child's name) do you want to play for another five minuets... more
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