“Play” is very serious work for the baby. The period between 0-2 years lays the foundation of a child’s first attempts at interacting with the world around him/her. Play offers tremendous opportunities for brain development, motor skills development, social and emotional development.
This article is about trusting our newborns and respecting the capabilities they bring with them when they come into this world. It is noteworthy that one of the most important lessons in parenting is helping the infant develop a bond of trust with the mother/parents.
Kangaroo Care as the name suggests, is literally holding your naked baby close to you on your bare chest, to provide the essential skin-to-skin contact. This skin-to-skin contact is an easy and powerful routine care for babies to promote better development and well-being. Kangaroo care is widely used all over the world for low birth weight babies (those who weigh 2000 grams or less at birth) to improve their health.
Being a Mindful parent is one of the best gifts anyone can give their children. It has been termed as a fundamental parenting skill and practice. A Mindful parent is able to self-regulate his/her responses and lay the foundation for a healthy parent-child communication and relationships.