Understanding clues: Each baby has her own way of expressing herself, but many cues are universal. Rooting and sucking actions usually signal that it’s time for feeding. If your baby is cry at the top of his lunging that mean something is really frustrating him/her.
Security & Trust: Your baby begins to trust that her most basic needs will be met and that the surroundings are safe– essential for healthy attachment – you can help your child discover how to adapt to changes in the environment through self-regulation and self-soothing. These behaviors start developing in the womb and are especially evident in the first month after birth. Both are important skills in creating a foundation for security and trust.
Connect with touch: Some parents fear they might be spoiling their babies by constantly holding and carrying them. But because an infant’s brain and body systems are so immature at birth, a newborn has no capacity for independence and needs your loving touch and support. Studies over the last several decades show substantial lifelong advantages in physical, mental, social, and emotional health for children who receive consistent, warm, positive attention and care that’s appropriate for their developmental stage.
Care for yourself: All the focus on reading your baby and responding to her, it’s easy to lose sight of your own needs. But they are just as important! As a new mother, you may feel like your body’s been through an earthquake, getting a proper sleepis again gone be big issue and it’s essential that you take care of it – eating well, getting outside, and walking and resting as much as you can. If you are confused how to manage and relax read: Tips for new parents to relax. Don’t get involve in any kind of mythsand just keep doing your good work!