Tips for Your Baby’s First Days

Sponsored Content from The Goddard School®

September 26, 2018

Your baby’s first days can be quite an adjustment, especially since you might not be getting enough sleep. Remember to do the following:

1.) Sleep when your baby sleeps.

2.) Keep scheduled activities to a minimum. Settling into a schedule with a new baby takes time.

3.) Accept help when it is offered. You can’t do everything yourself, and that’s okay.

5.) Leave baby with a trusted family member or friend so you can get a few minutes to yourself.

6.) Eat properly and drink lots of water. Taking care of yourself will give you the energy you need to take care of your newborn.

7.) Let non-essential household chores wait. Give yourself a little leeway and enjoy your baby’s first days.

8.) Set limits with visitors. This may mean insisting that visitors wash their hands before holding your baby or asking anyone who is ill not to visit until he or she feels better. Also, let friends and loved ones know the best times to visit and how much or how little time you have for these visits.

A lifelong love of learning starts at the very beginning of life. In The Goddard School's infant program, caring and supportive teachers foster social-emotional development through nurturing relationships with the children, while babies develop physical skills as they learn to move and manipulate toys.

When babies crawl or feel a new fabric, they are exploring their environment and discovering the world around them, establishing a strong foundation for learning.

Teachers and parents work together to create a daily schedule full of learning experiences and caregiving moments. Individual and small-group connection activities and rich, meaningful interactions encourage babies’ cognitive skills as they learn to navigate their world. Enrichment programs, such as baby sign language and baby yoga, help to prepare your child for the learning ahead.

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