“Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing to do”. – Matt Walsh
Being first-time parents could be a little stiff. But not to worry, we are here to give you some useful tips about parenting by our experience in the same field. What I realized is that kids don’t require more things. The best toy a kid can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with him/her.
Holding child (infants) in your arm is the world’s best feeling. Being a new mum or dad you guys realize the beauty of parenting. And of course, remind all the essentials which your parents did at your time. This is very casual for a new pair of parents that they tried their level best to give love and care to their newborn. But sometimes we won and sometimes we faced defeat. The reason could be anything like lack of money and you can say our ignorance towards child due to our daily busy schedule. As we all know when we want a flower we have to put seed and regularly give water to that if want a healthy plant from that seed.
In the same way, if you want to give a healthy upbringing to your child then you have to be loveable, caring, and most important you must give your time to the kid in the way of playing with him or any activity. A child just needs your time which is the most valuable thing for him in this world, because of that the child gets to know the relationship and can make a bond with parents.
Parenting tips for infants or babies (0-1 year)
- Sing to your child and play music
- Answer when your child
- Peruse to your child
- Invest energy snuggling and holding your child
- Play with your child when she’s ready and loose
- Praise your baby and give her lots of loving attention
Sing to your child and play music
Infants truly attract to music or any musical item like you can play music toys in front of babies and you will see they really loved them. To get you to know a different kind of music. When you sing to your it would be great for them and it could develop the language skill in the child. This can be the first way to introduce your language to them.
Answer when your child
Answer when your child makes sounds by rehashing the sounds and adding words. When you clicked that your child is starting a bubble, then this is the perfect time to start communicate with child. Repeat the sounds which your child indicates to you and add your words to them. It would be helpful to improve their speaking skills.
Peruse to your child
Read to your baby in what ways he is catching the things you are tired of to demonstrate in front of them. When you start doing this you surely reached that point where you can introduce different activities to your child for their development.
Invest energy snuggling and holding your child
Spend time cuddling and holding your baby. Praise your baby and give her lots of loving attention. It is essential to create a bond between parents and children. Do fun activities with them like make some colorful food with different shapes. Infants attract with multiple colors. You would see in their eyes the joy they are getting by watching, touching them.
Play with your child when she’s ready and loose
Play with your baby when she’s alert and relaxed. It is needed to develop their brain towards multiple activities. When your infant seems in a joyful mood try to play with them verbally or physically by using many available toys. While you see your baby is not in the mood to play try to make the environment funny like hold them in your arms and startups and downs, kids loved it. They surely get back with their overloaded cuteness.
Praise your baby and give her lots of loving attention
By applause, you can praise your babies which brings a priceless smile to their faces. Praising and lots of loving attention are needed. Do cheers to their every small effort whether it is in trying to talk or having a first baby step. This is the way to boost up them. So, Commendation your child and give her heaps of cherishing consideration is essential.
Please do follow the normal protocols like give breastfeed to your infants(babies) at least for 6 months and rest is up to you. Because as we all know breastfeeding has its own benefits like it can protect against many infected viruses naturally and also detect respiratory illness. Avoid giving them any formulae milk until 6 months.
Parenting tips for toddlers (1-3 years)
The worse they feel, the worse they behave to avoid this situation follow these simple 5 tips.
- First, Calm yourself.
- Acknowledge feelings of the child
- Give nutritious food
- Train them by showing
- Hear them
- Child health
First, calm yourself
You have to be very calm in terms of the child. So first, calm yourself, be patient. Toddlers don’t know what is right or wrong. They can damage your essential or costly things. Please don’t be impatient with them. They are immature enough to know the value of things. All you need to do is be with them and hold them calmly. Spend more and more time with them. Give your love to them and praise them for every small effort. Reflect on your own childhood. Try to make their childhood more memorable for you and for them as well by giving them your infinity tenderness.
Acknowledge the feelings of the child
Parenting is a natural instinct to acknowledge the feelings of the child. Likewise, if you are feeding your child and learn that he/she did not like the meal then you try to bring another meal that brings a taste to your kid. Sometimes a situation occurs so badly I mean mood swings. On a child have no control and what you need to do on that time try to ask them what happened and try to understand them. Make them comfortable first before anything.
Give nutritious food
Give notorious food to your child which includes proteins, vitamins, calcium, and fiber, etc. feed them dairy products, meat, chickpea, millets, fruits, and nuts. Calcium is broadly known to be related to the development and support of bones, particularly in developing children. More than close to 100% of the body’s calcium is found in bones and teeth.
Train them by showing
In today’s era, you have a milestone that is youtube and other social networking sites where you can get a lot of videos to teach your child or to train them regarding how to loose stools and pee, etc. it is far better to train your children by showing videos instead of continuously acting or verbally. By watching these video children mind gets more active and they mutually understand what are you trying to convey to them. They learn by watching and they speak and understand by listing to music. Many creative ideas you can get to make them more active and smart by watching multiple videos of your choice.
Most important is to hear your child what he is trying to say to you. As a parent, it is your responsibility to understand your child’s actions. Put your telephone down and visually connect. Take the discussion gradually, letting your kid’s words hit home. Offer what’s known as a “reflection statement.” Repeat back precisely what your kid said without winding or attempting to decipher their words. This shows you are focusing.
In parenting, child health is the utmost concern for parents. You must visit a specialist for regular checkups of your ward. Weather in case of were infants or toddlers found difficulties regarding breathing or facing any abnormalities due to weather condition which keeps the change. Or else your child may face speaking problems then please do visit an ENT specialist for child checkups whenever you found the signs like Snoring, Cold and Cough, Tonsilsts, Loose hearing, Throat infection, and Nose bleeding, etc. Toddlers having low immunity due to that we must do regular visits according to doctor instructions for their good body growth. ENT is an abbreviation of Ear, Nose, and Thorat. ENT is also called pediatric otolaryngologist. This is an essential step in parenting.
*Teach your children the most important quote of life. If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L means the First Attempt In Learning. End is not End in fact E.N.D means Effort Never Dies.
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