Positive Tips for Parents of Infants

Mom Newborn

Here some things parents and caregivers can do to help a baby in the first year of life:

  • Answer when your baby makes sounds by repeating the sounds and adding words. This will help him learn to use language.
  • Sing to your baby and play music. This will help your baby develop a love for music and will help with his brain development.
  • Play with your baby when she’s alert and relaxed. Watch your baby closely for signs of being tired or fussy so she can take a break from playing.
  • Take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. Parenting can be hard work. It is easier to enjoy your new baby and be a positive, loving parent when you are feeling good.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

 

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