Has your baby turned into a bouncy ball? Bouncing is great fun for him now he's starting to support his weight on his legs. He can probably sit unsupported, too, which frees up his hands for exploring. You may notice him reaching for things and scooping them up with one hand. You can encourage his independence and new skills by placing a toy just out of his reach. After a few tries, he'll be able to lean forward to grab it and then straighten himself again. You may also notice him turning things round to find out what they look like upside down or sideways. And, of course, he'll wonder what everything tastes like, too.