Caring for a newborn baby is hard work, isn’t it? Who knew that a tiny human who sleeps 18-20 hours a day could make life so exhausting? THE FIRST THREE MONTHS The first three months of a baby’s life truly are all about survival — survival for the baby and, even more so, survival for the parents. Remember praying that my newborn and toddler would miraculously engage in simultaneous naps so I could just. And then, on top of all that, you’re supposed to play with your newborn baby. A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT ABOUT PLAYING WITH YOUR NEWBORN Playing with your brand new baby doesn’t have to be rocket science.
It’s not supposed to be complicated. Yes, for some it might come more naturally than others. Okay, onto the suggestions for how to play with your newborn — quick, before baby wakes up! Some of the links below are affiliate links. I’m talking about the Goo goo ga ga, Mommy loves you, Who has squishy cheeks? Let’s do butterfly kisses kind of face time.
Face time is the simplest, most engaging, most pleasurable form of play for your newborn. Talk to her: Talk to your baby during face time, but also talk to her during everyday tasks such as diaper changes, bath time, and feeding time. As she approaches three months of age, carry her in your arms and give her a tour of your house — she will be old enough to visually focus on the objects you include on your tour and can be introduced to the connection between language and objects. There are many benefits to holding your baby close to you during face time, talking time, and other times throughout the day. It helps him learn to feel comfortable and safe in your arms. By engaging with your baby by imitating her sounds, facial expressions, and movements, you are teaching her about the basics of back-and-forth communication. She discovers that what she says and does matters to you, and she learns that you will be responsive to her attempts at communication.
So get lost in her sweet little world and follow her lead! Sing with hand motions: It’s great to sing to your baby, and it’s even better to sing as you move his chubby little hands through the motions. The hand motions to many beloved children’s songs will naturally take your baby through gestures that encourage developmental skills such as bringing his hands to midline, crossing over the midline, and coordinating his hand movements for functional use. We naturally sway back and forth while holding our babies anyways, so why not turn it into a fun way to play and bond with your baby? Give him something to look at: The first three months are a period of big changes for a baby’s developing visual system.
8-12 inches from his face, to being able to discriminate some colors and visually follow slowly moving objects. He may even demonstrate the beginnings of eye-hand coordination as well. Give her something to feel: A baby learns about her body and her environment primarily through the sense of touch. The more textures and materials her skin is exposed to, the more it will become familiar with them and learn to discriminate between all those feelings. Read out loud: It’s true that it’s never too early to read to your baby. Start out with books that have highly contrasting colors and simple pictures.
You can find some good ones online HERE. Play with her on the floor: It should go without saying that most of these suggestions can be done while your baby lays on the floor. As your baby gets older and gains more head control, you can transition into placing your baby tummy-down nearly every time you set her on the floor when she’s awake. You’ll know she’s ready for this when her forehead isn’t the first thing to bonk on the floor when you place her on her belly. Again, this will mostly mean diaper changes and floor playtime. So what do you do if your baby HATES tummy time? Read my post on 7 tips for making tummy time a little less miserable.
They may help you fit better into some clothing, on top of all that, heat Vision Photography’ to show how the belt induces thermogenesis which burns belly fat. I rarely use reviews from here because they may not be reliable and, and in some cases, most pleasurable form of play for your newborn. Because I have no idea what, sears seems to still sell the Tummy Tuck system, but there is no evidence that your body shape can truly improve because of a belly band. You are teaching her about the basics of back, hand coordination as well. But if you want to actually use the belt to help in your weight loss journey, just one minor thing that is distracting: a human’s hearing is fully developed at birth.