Raising a child, especially for a new couple, can be overwhelming. Your doctor says one thing, your mothers say another and your gut is leading you a certain way. What do you do?
Research is helpful. The chances are what has worked for other parents might work for you. Here are some family tips to help with bonding.
- Imitating your baby’s sounds and waiting for them to respond helps to tech them how to converse.
- Always face your child to the rear of the car when in their car seat until they are years old. Experts say this is the safest position for that age range. This isn’t commonly practiced here in Nigeria, but I see it in movies. Parents, do right by your baby.
- If changing his diaper gets him cranky, try warming up the wipes so that your baby will be more agreeable. Imagine if it was you someone touched with that cold wipe. ‘brrrrr’
- Always respond to baby talk. This will encourage and enhance their language development and make it progress faster.
- If you rock a baby to sleep he will never learn to fall asleep on his own. Instead, put him in bed when he’s sleepy so he’ll be self-sufficient.
- Studies have shown that bouncing your baby in sync with the tempo of music playing can make them more compassionate later in life.
- Both parents (mum and dad) should make eye contact with the infant while sleeping to allow him get accustomed to both of them.
Helpful right? Thank me later, but make sure you add some tips so others can learn too.