It’s an amazing world out there, so much to do and explore, and so much to learn!
Have you ever seen a baby when they lay eyes on something new? With eyes full of wonder and as bright as can be, their little hands outstretched to touch and mouths wide open to taste, something new to them is something we as adults take for granted.
The biggest blessing is that we as parents rediscover our world and appreciate it all the more when accompanied by a baby who is so excited to see the newest thing in his/her life. So rush rush and hasty in our lives we bypass the true things that really matter. The beautiful, blue sky on a clear sunny day, a big bright moon on a dark night, the birds chirping and flitting about and the flowers in bloom in the spring, or even appreciation for gravity. Oh yes, baby’s biggest adventure is watching things drop while they are perched from a higher level than the floor.
Babies are born to explore and learn about their little discoveries with their hands, eyes and mouths. By touching and tasting, baby tries to learn what things are made of and, perhaps, what he can do with those interesting new objects. He/she is on a quest to make sense of the world, and it can be a complicated one at that!
One of the most important thing you can do for your child is to babyproof your home. Ensure that your home is babyproofed from top to bottom.
Keep small objects out of reach.
Shorten drapes and bind cords.
Lock cleaners and any potentially dangerous substances in a higher level cupboard. This includes alcohol, prescription and non-prescription drubs, paint, gasoline, etc.
Cover electrical outlets with a child-resistant outlet cover.
Place screened barriers around fireplaces and radiators.
Install gates at the top and bottom of staircases.
Keep appliance cords wrapped short so children cannot pull.
Place houseplants out of child’s reach.
Position audio and video equipment so the child cannot pull them off furniture.
Always use a safety belt when your baby is sitting in a bouncing seat, swing, or highchair.
And the list goes on! Safety should always come first when it comes to your baby and child.
There are various ways that you can aide in the development of your little bundle of joy. Not only will they encourage and stimulate but these times will create an enjoyable time together and strengthen the bond you have with your child.
alk to your baby and describe or explain the activiting you are doing. Stimulate your baby with toys that educate, books that encourage language, teaches about objects, people and animals, and a love of reading, and music that is fun and provides laughter yet can also be calming during fussy times. Instill in your child a love of learning. Not only will these activities engage the baby, they will boost confidence and happiness.
Each and every day is a milestone and each day brings a new discovery in the life of a baby. These times are to be enjoyed and while baby is on his/her quest for discovering, you will find appreciation in the little things in life.
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