Are you worried about the first 2 months with your newborn? I know that as a young mother of 23, when I brought Korey home I thought I had all the advice to take care of him but I worried about how happy he was and what more I could be doing to engage him into his new world. I have a few tips to share with you today about what I’ve learned from my children.
Talk to Your Baby Often
Talking to your baby is a great way for them to get comfortable with your voice and with this comfort can come to some sleep. Even though your baby is very little there is no reason you shouldn’t still read to them.
As a mother of now toddlers, I can tell you that these sit-down and read a book days don’t last long. Use this stage to allow you to read whatever you wish to your child. Happiness and that smile will soon follow this simple routine.
Does the thought of playing with a baby seem silly? I mean what can a baby really do? Well, your touch and guidance can help a baby learn at the earliest stages. Play “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” and “If you’re happy and you know it”. These games will be more familiar with the baby when they are older and introduces them to interactive play.
Give Your Baby Sleep
Make sure you allow your baby to get the proper amount of sleep they need (14 hours the average for some). Provide a nice dark place for them to sleep, my children love when I play a sound machine for them with a mix of the ocean. If you’re looking for more sleep advice you can schedule a consultation with a sleep expert thanks to Gerber Good Start.