little bundle of joy has arrived! He might not
seem to be interested in the people or things
around him. But don't let this discourage you
from playing with your newborn. Play is the best
way to bond with your child and make him feel
loved and secure. It also helps him learn about
the world. These easy activities will make play
time fun for you and your baby.
Turn on some soft music or sing and hum to your
baby. Hold him close as you sway gently to the
music. Hearing your voice soothes your child
and he learns that mama is security and comfort.
You can also put on a show for your little one.
Entertain him with your singing and dancing.
He won't judge.
Infants love looking at faces. Get up close
and get silly. Make funny faces, grin, stick
out your tongue, roll your eyes, or blow raspberries.
In time, he will learn to respond by touching
your face, smiling and even laughing.
It's never too early to start reading to your
baby. Hold the book close as newborns can only
see about 20-30 cm in front of them. Use different
voices and make all sorts of sound effects as
you read. He will get familiar with the sound
of your voice, and it's great fun!
You can't drop everything and play with your
newborn all the time, but you can talk to him
as you go about your chores. It may take a while
for him to respond but when he does, you can
have a conversation with him.
Take time to count his toes and fingers. Let
him grip your thumbs. Grab his hands and legs
and move to a nursery rhyme. Smell his feet
or palms. Your warmth and tender touch can help
foster a lasting bond with him.
Let your baby feel all kinds of objects. Touching
rattles, soft toys or cloth books with different
textures can be lots of fun for your baby. This
helps to develop his sense of touch.
Carry your newborn around the house and show
him different rooms. Take him outside to look
at the trees, flowers, animals and people. This
is a great way for your baby to get some fresh
air and learn about the world.
Putting your baby on his tummy will help build
muscles and fine-tune motor skills. A newborn
won't be able to hold up his head just yet,
but he will grow stronger each day. Get down
on the floor with him where he can see you to
reassure him. Be sure to watch your baby during
tummy time and put him on his back to sleep.
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