While they're sitting on your knee, sing a song to them and integrate actions into it. The interaction that comes from playing is very valuable!
A baby-led schedule focuses attention on the demands and schedule of the baby. Advocates say it fosters communication and the bond between baby and parent. Detractors say that the parents then have no time for themselves.
Teach your baby about touch by rubbing feathers, cotton balls and other textural objects on their tummy or cheek. Talk to them as you do it. It will be a favorite game of theirs from their first month.
A newborn's eyes don't move together until about 3 months, and the true color of their eyes will come out at around 6 months. Blood vessels in the eyes may have burst while the baby was being born but all that will heal soon.
Playing with your baby is the best way to stimulate her mental and physical development. Plus, the bonding that comes from intimate play is fabulous for both of you!
A fun activity both for you and the baby will be creating an obstacle course in your living room. Set up soft barriers and walk your baby through it. This will develop several skills and muscles. Watch for more details.
Stacking blocks help your child develop both gross and fine motor skills. It will also help your baby learn about cause and effect. Watch this video for more information.
A newborn will see only in black and white at first, but by seven weeks, his eyesight will improve and he'll be able to detect color hues. Help your infant see colors with this visual stimulation health tip!
Let them chew on something cold like a wet washcloth or a rubber teething ring. If they're eating solids, try an unsweetened teething cracker or applesauce. You can also press a clean finger firmly onto the gums.
Listening and responding to your baby is important. All you need to do is talk to your baby in full sentences, point objects out and ask questions. Hold back on the nonsensical baby talk.
Encourage your baby to walk by placing toys a distance away so they can retrieve them. Give them stackable rings and building blocks to play with. As long as your baby is smiling and laughing, they're engaged. If they're not, switch the game.
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