Waiting Patiently for the Birth Day

Now that your little one has arrived, you’re ready to show her the world. One of the best and fun ways to do that is through play. Taking cues from your newborn as to whether they are willing to play is also key. “Babies have different states of alertness and in most alert states, play can be fun,” says O’Brien. “But a tired [or] hungry baby will fight play activities that they adored when they were more relaxed. “Paying attention to how your baby responds to the tone of your voice and how quickly or slowly you handle each toy will also help you determine how to play.

“Play gives parents a chance to step away from the care taking role and get to know their little one. Because each stage of a newborn’s development represents different skill sets and abilities, it helps to understand how different types of play are beneficial.”

says parenting coach Maureen O’Brien, Ph.D. Just as important as a full stomach is a newborn who is well-rested or, in what Dudley describes as a calm alert state. “This is the time when you see them looking around calmly and happily noticing what is around them,” she says.

Once your baby has awoken from her nap, has been fed and is ready to play, you’ll want to make sure you have the right toys on hand, depending on her age. Introducing a new toy or two every month will keep her entertained, without becoming too overwhelming. For nap time or quiet time in a crib or bassinet, try a mobile with rotating toys.

“Babies enjoy looking at moving objects, and if the mobile or suspended objects are low enough, they may even start trying to bat them with hands or feet”

she notes, which helps develop hand-eye coordination. At 4 to 6 Months, babies are learning how to grasp and hold objects, which builds their fine-motor skills. But be wary of smaller objects that may easily move from hand to mouth.

Cause and effect is a newly acquired skill at this stage of development, so encourage your baby to make some noise. Holding and banging objects together, such as pots and pans, a drum, xylophone or toy hammer, will stimulate the senses. “Mom can sit her baby on her lap and encourage him by saying, ‘Bang, bang, bang,’ which helps promote language development,” notes DeSouza.

What a difference a year makes! Your baby is now mobile, crawling around and exploring (and in some cases, already walking). Any toys or games that encourage him to move around are a great way to develop gross motor skills. Dudley suggests gentle chase games in which you follow as you baby crawls or walks away.

When he’s not on the go, your baby may be more inclined to check out toys that can be manipulated, such as containers that fill and spill, dump trucks, pop-up toys and stacking rings.

“The change in air quality and sounds is often soothing. Older babies can also benefit from outdoor tummy time, a position that helps promotes crawling”

And don’t let a little rain spoil your outdoor playtime. “Infants even enjoy being out in the rain under an umbrella and watching, hearing and feeling the world in this new condition,” says Dudley. No matter how old your baby is, experts laud the benefits of incorporating some outdoor playtime, whenever the weather permits. It’s a great mood booster for a fussy newborn.

Related Posts

Comments

  1. I thought I was stalking the boy I love, but it turned out that the room was stalking me, I open immediately 🙂

  2. I thought I was stalking the boy I love, but it turned out that the room was stalking me, I open immediately 🙂

  3. Friends, I logged into this site yesterday, but my followers came after 12 hours, not 2 or 3 hours, I guess everyone is different??

  4. Guys, it doesn’t matter when you come, I think the time doesn’t matter, does it come after you log in to the site, never mind the rest.

  5. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with helpful info to work on. You’ve performed an impressive task and our whole community might be grateful to you.|

  6. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem
    to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a
    formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility
    but I thought I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though!

    Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Kudos

  7. Greetings from Florida! I’m bored at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break.
    I really like the information you present here and can’t wait
    to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, fantastic blog!

  8. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the longer term
    and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I
    could I want to recommend you some interesting issues or advice.
    Perhaps you can write next articles regarding
    this article. I want to read more things approximately it!

  9. Take barred the party hit, along with always wear down the Goal Chaos inside the all
    the internet or maybe deficiency associated with With
    she’s fewer repetitions in addition to lady because you; re an previously mentioned, is constantly on the surely occur by natural means as
    a strings verifying Liz can be a importance of the way to maintain homeostasis.
    Gain; ‘ve got top a guy friend or perhaps 10 years, deliver to view pertaining to youĂ in the
    encourage and have a double. The season becomes using a nice
    thing about it for your husband or wife was propelled December.

  10. controindicazioni cialis [url=http://italycial.com/#]cialis 20 mg 8 compresse prezzo [/url] miglior sito per acquistare cialis siti sicuri dove acquistare cialis

  11. Great goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too great. I actually like what you have acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it sensible. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a tremendous site.|

  12. I just like the helpful information you supply for your articles. I will bookmark your blog and take a look at again here regularly. I am somewhat certain I’ll be informed many new stuff proper here! Good luck for the following!|

  13. I am not sure where you are getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this info for my mission.|

  14. Spot on with this write-up, I truly feel this web site needs much more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read through more, thanks for the advice!|

  15. I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and
    coverage! Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve added you
    guys to our blogroll.

  16. You have made some really good points there. I looked on the net for more information about the issue and found most individuals will
    go along with your views on this website.

  17. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam responses?
    If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you
    can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving
    me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.

  18. Heya i am for the primary time here. I came across this board and I to find It really helpful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to offer one thing back and aid others such as you aided me.|

  19. Guys, it doesn’t matter when you come, I think the time doesn’t matter, does it come after you log in to the site, never mind the rest.

  20. I thought I was stalking the boy I love, but it turned out that the room was stalking me, I open immediately 🙂

  21. Guys, it doesn’t matter when you come, I think the time doesn’t matter, does it come after you log in to the site, never mind the rest.

  22. herbal viagra [url=https://achetervgr.com/#]le prix du viagra [/url] par quoi remplacer le viagra pharmacie qui vend viagra sans ordonnance

  23. Your method of explaining the whole thing in this article is actually fastidious, all be capable of simply be aware of it, Thanks a lot.|

  24. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same outcome.|

  25. I was more than happy to find this great site. I need to to thank you for your time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and i also have you saved to fav to see new information on your website.|

  26. Ahaa, its good dialogue on the topic of this piece of writing here at
    this weblog, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.

  27. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as neatly as with the format for your blog. Is that this a paid theme or did you customize it your self? Either way keep up the nice high quality writing, it’s uncommon to see a great weblog like this one these days..|

  28. I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did
    you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Excellent work!

  29. Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed
    to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people
    think about worries that they just do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the
    whole thing without having side-effects , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  30. I was very pleased to discover this great site. I want to to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every bit of it and i also have you book-marked to see new information on your blog.|

  31. We are a bunch of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done
    a formidable activity and our entire community will be grateful to you.

  32. Hi there, of course this article is really pleasant and I have learned lot of things from it
    concerning blogging. thanks.

  33. When someone writes an paragraph he/she retains the plan of a user in his/her mind that how a user can be aware of it. Thus that’s why this post is outstdanding. Thanks!|

  34. It’s very straightforward to find out any topic on net as compared
    to books, as I found this paragraph at this
    web site.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

21,935FansLike
2,507FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Stories

Episode 08: Budgets, Incentives and Finances

May 27, 2020 We talk about individual store budgets, creating incentives and different levels of finances throughout the company in the perspective of corporate, regional...

Dan Fumano: Services 'downloaded,' city budgets rise, and candidates debate – Vancouver Sun

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Opinion News Local News Columnists Analysis: Challenge...

Dan Fumano: Services 'downloaded,' city budgets rise, and candidates debate

Breadcrumb Trail Links Politics Opinion News Local News Columnists Analysis: Challenge...

How Activision Blizzard could help Microsoft gain gaming credibility and bigger marketing budgets | Digital – Campaign Asia

After several acquisitions and attempts to infiltrate the gaming industry and creator economy, Microsoft has finally done it. The tech giant announced Tuesday it...