Living and Loving - - BABY & TODDLER -

● Avoid over­stim­u­lat­ing your baby, es­pe­cially dur­ing the first three months – also known as the fourth trimester of your baby’s life. There’s am­ple time for this in years to come.

● Help your baby learn to self­soothe by recog­nis­ing body­lan­guage and habituation.

● Of­fer her your lit­tle fin­ger to grasp or your pinkieknuckle to suck.

● Place your hand, rolled blan­ket or teddy bear gen­tly but firmly against his back or bot­tom.

● Speak to your baby in a deep, sooth­ing, calm­ing com­fort­ing voice. She can sense panic in your voice, touch and be­hav­iour.

● Swad­dle your baby to recre­ate the sen­sa­tion that she is still in the womb.

The first three months are crit­i­cal for a baby’s sur­vival and the first three years will be the foun­da­tion of your child’s learn­ing skills for life. While you are on ma­ter­nity leave, trea­sure this spe­cial time with her. Use it to get to know one an­other.

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