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What to Do With Your Baby Before They Start Walking and Talking

I’m delighted to have an article published on Red Tricycle this week. You can read the first section below, but if you want to read the whole article, why not jump over to Red Tricycle and take a look? 

Did you know that babies learn faster during their first year of life than at almost any other time? Helping your baby make the most of this wonderful learning period gives them a good foundation for their later development.

So here are 10 important things you can do with your baby before they can walk or talk, to help set them up positively for later learning.

1. Make eye contact

Even the very youngest baby instinctively responds to eye contact – when a baby is seven hours old he’s already interested in his mother’s face and may even mimic facial expressions! Looking into your baby’s eyes is a beautiful way to develop a strong emotional bond between you both.

As your baby gets older, you can begin to play games such as ‘Peep-Bo’, which helps him begin to understand the concept of hiding things, and will also produce a storm of delighted giggles.

If you’d like to know about nine more things you can do with your young baby, carry on reading at Red Tricycle.