Babies from birth to six months need TONS of attention, love, and guidance to develop. Your baby is learning to trust others and feel secure in the world. She is learning what to do to get her needs met from you and that takes time to learn. Test yourself to see if you’re doing these 9 things to meet your babies needs during the early stages of their development.
1. Are you giving baby things to see, hear, and grasp?
Babies at this age are learning through their senses. The best thing you can do mama is to give her objects like rattles, soft fabric blocks, or soft finger puppets. Babies are developing eye movement and control so things like mobiles are great to hang in the crib, baby swing and bouncer.
2. Are you talking and singing to baby?
Babies at this age are also cooing as a form of early language development. Talk to your baby and sing to him! It doesn’t matter that you don’t sound like Beyonce, your baby just loves the sound of your voice. When she coos, stop talking and wait for her to “talk” back. This will help her to learn how to take turns in a conversation later on down the line of her development. [Read more...]