To aid in the development of motor skills and language, make eye contact, hold the baby close, talk or sing to them, and stimulate hearing and sight.
Provide babies between 2 and 3 months old a variety of sensations, sights, and smells. They rub their hands on surfaces that are hard, soft, smooth, cool, or heated.
"Tummy time is crucial for a baby's healthy body growth. Start with a blanket on the floor after two months on the chest or lap. End when fussy."
In the early months, mimic your baby's sounds and speak in motherese. From 4-5 months, pay attention for and imitate babbling.
With predictable routines and dependable caregiving, it is possible to develop connection and trust. Regular schedules provide a sense of control for secure and independent child development.
Introduce interactive toys that roll, are colourful, pop-up, and surprise the baby at 6 months old to encourage movement and promote development.
"Babies can understand object permanence at 9 months and enjoy peek-a-boo. They find it amusing to conceal their eyes and pretend that their entire body is hidden."
Screens are not the best environment for a baby to develop. Books and parent-child interaction provide immediate feedback; television feedback is artificial.
The quantity and calibre of the words that infants hear affects their language development. Non-business terms talk and express praise whereas "business" words issue orders.
Parent-child connection is essential for a baby's growth. From birth until toddlerhood, talk to, hold, and interact face-to-face with your child.