The baby’s senses begin to develop before a mom even knows she is pregnant. By the third trimester not only are the sensory systems functioning but also the baby starts to learn from her world. Because your baby is familiar with the sensory comforts of the womb world, moms can use this information to make the transition from womb to world a smooth one for the baby and parents.
Practical take home tips include:
- Sights, smells and sounds of the labour room ease the baby’s transition at birth
- Design a nursery conducive to a calm baby
- Enhancing ‘mother space’ to nurture a contented baby
- Tools that mimic the sensory womb
The importance of routine
The way the brain works is to create order out of chaos and in doing so predict what comes next. This is the foundation of learning but also a key factor in emotional development.
In this talk Meg highlites the reasons why Babies and Toddlers need routine and explores parenting styles – Firm structure and rigid compliance vs Permissive parents.
Key points discussed:
- Finding a Sensible middle ground
- Tailor-made routines
- Routines in action