Have you started tummy time yet?
Did you know that tummy time and rolling is an important part of bub's development? In fact, it is a big part of your little one's physical and mental development helping them to convert from a stationary world to one on the move. With regular practice lifting their head up unassisted, bub is exercising their core strength and improving their motor skills. As they begin to look around in this position he also improves his visual and sensory skills.
Teething pain doesn’t sleep, and neither will bub! We don’t blame them either, for anyone who has ever suffered a toothache, you know what we are talking about. The pressure of those little teeth pushing through is enough to wake your baby at all hours of the night. Sometimes all we can do is to be there with them, giving cuddles and comfort whether the pain hits day or night.
Night time teething not only affects bub routines and behaviours, but mum and dad also suffer trying to function on sleepless nights. By working to maintain sleep habits you can help them through and maybe catch a few zzz’s yourself.
Spending time creating bonds with your new baby is some of the most precious times mum, dad and other relatives get to spend together.
The time shared is so important not only for your relationship but to help the baby grow and enhance their mental development.
Creative exploration is an ongoing process from the minute your little one is born. First through observation, and now they are beginning to put what they are learning into practice. Now at a stage of purposefully picking up toys, banging them, dropping them and chewing on them and really spending time examining the items in front of them, determining the relationship they have with the item and its purpose.
This is a really great time to sit back and watch your baby interact with their world, every day they are busying themselves learning and exploring their environment as their senses work hard transmitting information to their brain allowing them to creatively interact with the things around them.