Raising a smart baby is not easy, but every parent expects it. By paying more attention to your baby’s needs and development stages, you can easily raise a child with good language, thinking, and planning skills. Don’t forget the importance of first year brain development of an infant even before he is born. From a healthy pregnancy to successful delivery and beyond that raising an infant with right food and activities play a big role in first year brain development of a baby.
Two years ago, as a first-time mom, I was in the same situation. However, I spent more time learning how to teach and how to develop the skills of a newborn. Most of the things I applied were really helpful to develop his skills. Today at his age of 2, my son shows his skills and I am happy that I could help him to develop his skills from the early stages.
So, here are some of the tips that you can apply to boost your baby’s brain power and develop his skills from newborn age.
Give your baby a healthy start
It is important to give your baby a healthy start physically before he is born. You have to do this when you are pregnant. Eat healthy food and stay away from habits such as smoking or alcohol consumption, if you are doing so. It is really important to pay attention to a healthy pregnancy same as you prepare your must have items for a new mom and baby
Choose age appropriate toys
Toys are really important and helpful for a child’s development. In your baby’s first year, colorful toys which allow him to explore and interact with them are suitable. Stackable rings and basic building blocks are some examples.
When your baby is just born, a colorful crib mobile is a smart choice to develop his attention and eye coordination.
Although your baby cannot speak or read, introduce colorful books for him. Books with large colorful pictures are really helpful. Read the words for him pointing to the figures in the book. You may surprise when he just starts to talk. Simply, this is because he can recognize the pictures in those books. This is really helpful to improve your baby’s vocabulary as he easily learns new words when you introduce books to him.
Hope these tips are helpful for you to raise a smart baby. I hope you got some idea about the importance of first year brain development of a baby. Do you have any other tips to add to this list? Please share your experiences with raising kids.