New parents and parents-to-be often ask me just how much their baby experiences while still in the womb. The answer is, simply, quite a lot. Life in the Uterus: Some people think that the period in the womb is mostly for physical growth. Yes, of course it is, but there is so much more to it. In the last period of pregnancy, babies start to do things with their … [Read more...] about What Your Baby Learns in the Womb
We use our hands all day. As adults, we don't even think about it on a regular basis - we just "do." But, when you watch your baby, you will notice that's it has not always been this way. Actually, you can seem them as a tool that we increasingly learn to use. You see, when your baby is first born, he doesn't even know that his hands exist, much less what they can (and … [Read more...] about Help Your Baby Discover Their Hands
Have you ever looked at your baby and wondered "What's going on inside that head of yours?" Or, why is a normally well-tempered baby all of the sudden difficult and demanding? And then, suddenly, he is doing things he could not do the day before? Recent research has shown that there are predictable times during the first few years of a child's life when he may be more … [Read more...] about The Three C’s: Clingy, Cranky and Crying…The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Your Baby Can See This Sharp: There are quite a few myths about what a baby can see. Many people believe that all babies are color blind or can barely see. This is not true. After taking the first leap (@ 5 weeks, the leap of changing sensations), your baby can see pretty well. But, in order to understand how the world looks different to your baby after this leap, … [Read more...] about What Can Your Baby See?
Nature is a remarkable thing. I am sure, as new parents, you have already experienced this. But, the innate abilities babies are born with never stops amazing me. When a baby is born, it is perfectly capable of sensing “what," such as hot, cold, loud, bright, and “how much." A baby placed on the mother’s tummy will root around, searching for … [Read more...] about How Your Baby’s Brain Grows