Rocking and walking are very good for brain development ... singing beautiful melodies is super - 100% better than artificial sounds like playing TV or a CD. He learns a LOT from the sound of your voice and from the flow of words. ... Give him restful stillness and quiet - his body and brain are growing at phenomenal rates, and we all know that most growth occurs while sleeping - so he needs LOTS of sleep. ... Being jangled by TV noise or trips out of the house interferes with best conditions for growing - time enough for errands after 6 months ...
Hey ! If you do have free time, you might have a chance to read up on child development and mothering. ... MY favorite books were Dr. zurLinden's A Child is Born: A Guide to Natural Mothering ... Dr. Glas' Conception, Birth & Childhood ... R. Baldwin's You Are Your Child's First Teacher. Also learn favorite Mother Goose rhymes, and for when he's 4 or so, Grimms' Fairy Tales. :-)
at 5:02 PM on Mar. 4, 2009