Positive Tips for Parents of Infants
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