Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Raising a Child with Love

How do you raise a child to know he's loved? Show him your feelings in concrete ways:

Demonstrate your affection. The cliché that you "can't spoil a baby is indeed true. Give your baby hugs and kisses, hold and carry him. Your baby doesn't need a lot of fancy toys, but he does need the attention and affection of loving parents.

Talk to your baby. Your soothing voice will become a familiar touchstone for your baby and a reassuring reminder of your comforting presence.

Respond to his needs. Sounds basic, but it's the foundation of raising a secure child. When your baby cries, try to figure out what he needs. A new diaper? More milk? A nap? Sometimes babies just cry and you can't help them, especially when it's bedtime and they're supposed to be sleeping. If there's no reason not to answer his cries, respond promptly, and he'll feel more secure, knowing that you're paying attention to him.

Touch your baby. Skin-to-skin contact is comforting and relaxing. Many babies enjoy infant massage, which is easy to learn. Our beginner's guide shows you the ropes.



Mel Alarilla said...

Very practical advices that will go a long way in bonding with your baby. Thanks for the informative post. God bless you all always.

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