Nobody teaches us to be parents, but informing us about what is best for our children is part of our responsibility.
The first two years of the baby’s life are fundamental, since the attention, care and relationship models that he observes are determinant for his cognitive and socio-emotional development, which is why it is fundamental to stimulate him from his first months of all the possible ways.
Accodring to Dr. Nagendra Chary – Child Specialist Doctor in Hyderabad Expalins, The main focus of the stimulation is to dedicate time, patience and love to children. Sit with them, talk, interact and make them part of our daily life to develop early stimulation.
How to stimulate a baby
1. Play music
The auditory stimulus is the one that perceives better in its first days and weeks of life, so cradle or soft music of any kind is an excellent option.
2. Talk to him
Tell him stories too, because even if you think that the baby does not understand, absorbs and learns from everything he hears, sees and feels, why it is more than essential that parents speak to him at all times to allow him to the development of language is faster. In addition, you will learn to speak better since you have access to the mouth movement of the adult who speaks to you.
3. Massage it
Take advantage of the moment of the bath or later, to make a gentle massage throughout your body, as the massages awaken the external receptors that make them realize where they are. Tactile stimulation is very important during the first year.
4. Measure it
The balancing helps to calm the baby and the repetition of certain movements generates brain connections that help him predict what will happen.
5. Help him to start crawling
Leaving a toy or something of interest out of reach, you will have the need to move to reach it. The crawling is fundamental for its motor development.
6. Play with your baby
Choose a quiet moment to play with him and accompany him with songs, words and smiles, but avoid doing it when you notice that he is tired, as he will get tired.
7. Provide objects for him to touch
To help him develop the movement of his hands, give him objects of different textures and sizes to touch them, like fabrics or plastic bottles.
8. Create an obstacle course
Place the cushions of the chair in your living room as an obstacle method so that it surrounds or places you on the floor so that it passes over you. It will help you learn all the movements and maintain balance in a very fun way.
9. Play music in other languages
It will help you to develop listening acuity and it will be easier for you to learn new languages when you grow up.
10. Tell stories
You can read stories or also invent curious and funny stories. This habit will favor your imagination, your speech and also encourage you to incorporate the habit of reading.