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.
Agree with all the points.. your kiddo is very cute. Lovely pics.
Thanks Neha 🙂
Very well written and definitely informative and useful.thank you for sharing. I agree with ‘No’ usage. It’s worked for me
So happy to know that Mamatha. Thanks for leaving a comment here.
I love your list of action points while dealing with a baby. Am right on track with a lot of things, yet need to work on quite a few. All the best to me!
All the best dear. Thanks for liking the post.
Love how you have used your experience over written rules to write this post.
That’s well written. I believe screen time if given in moderation is helpful too. Sand play is super fun for kids. Wonderful post!
Yes, screen time in moderation and that too when parents or caretakers are there to assist them in learning it can do wonders too. Thanks for your comment.
This is a great compilation of points. I too agree to include water and sand play as much as possible. The messier they get the better their development.
Absolutely, Thanks Ophira 🙂
They are great tips . There are few things where I lose my control . Taking cue from your article , I will try to do them the right way
All the best dear, thanks for stopping by.
Great tips, and yes 0 screen time is totally possible!!
This is one fabulous post Neha. I actually love all your post. They are so real and relatable. I also use the word ‘No’ to warn my son. Else I let him make his own play our the things available in his surroundings.This is, of course, nurturing his creativity.
Thanks for finding it good
Completely agree..it’s important to leave them to explore and enjoy instead of being at their back all the time.
Agree with all the points. especially the one about not using NO so often. It does lose its value.
Totally relate and agree to all of these. We need to make the kids play time as enjoyable as possible and at the same, we need to be aware. It’s a treat to my eyes when I see my little ones engrossed in sand or water play. They spend hours 🙂
Absolutely love this post, one of the best I’ve read in a while… I share similar ideologies
Good post.. I agree with you about letting our babies explore and learn. Also we are on zero screw time too… After Miss C was born, the Tv was chucked out of our home 🙂 and we do not indulge in any audio visuals too except for some songs that we play and dance to 🙂