Let your baby explore his surroundings!
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Letting your baby explore his surrounding is the best way of learning, take cues from baby and help in his observation. Make sure you are always keeping an eye on him, do baby proof your house once baby starts moving.
Few tips from mommy-
-Let your baby enjoy his meals on his own using hands, don’t worry about the mess.
-Let him have his food with a spoon if he seems interested to use one.
-If your baby is not fond of playing with toys and is always interested in shoes, utensils, remotes, combs, wallets, don’t stop him, just make sure he is not taking anything in his mouth and wash his hands frequently.
-Make water play and sand play a part of your baby’s daily activities.
-Don’t scold or shout at your baby, even limit the use of the word ‘NO’ because once u will start using it every time, the word will lose its value. Instead gently take your baby away from that thing or place and divert his mind somewhere else.
-Use ‘NO’ when your baby is in a dangerous situation so that saying the word will make your baby stop at once.
-If u want to take something with which baby is playing with, don’t snatch it ever, the baby will not like it. Try saying, ‘Give it to Mumma’ and if he gives that to you, please say ‘thank you’.
-If baby doesn’t want to let it go then divert his mind to some other object and once he picks the new one, gently take away the other object.
-Talk, sing, dance best ways to bond with baby.
-Zero screen time is possible. (Check my article on ‘Is Screen time educational or distracting?’)
-Weaning off the bottle is also possible. You have to make a little effort and trust your baby.
-Give time to your baby, soon he will be a grown up.
-Take lots n lots of pictures, and save them in multiples.
All these tips are straight from my experience. Hope these are helpful for other parents too.