Learn more about your newborn's month-by-month development
Hang a mobile with simple patterns over your baby’s crib to encourage cognitive development as he learns to focus.
Place baby on his stomach during playtime to help him learn motor development as he lifts his head, strengthening his neck muscles.
Stimulate his cognitive development with interactive activities, such as imitating him. When he’s quiet and alert, watch to see what he does, then mimic him.
Encourage cognitive development with interactive play such as putting on a puppet show: pop a stuffed animal or puppet out from behind your back or the side of the crib. Soon, he may start looking for it.
To encourage communication milestones, talk to your baby often and point out familiar objects to help him to understand the associations.
Play when your baby is alert and ready. Hold him in an upright position on your lap while supporting his head so that you can “talk” face to face.
Further encourage social development by showing your baby his reflection in a mirror, since he likely already has an interest in faces and watching others.
Give your baby plenty of time on his stomach to help motor milestones as he kicks, plays and learns to roll over.
Stimulate his cognitive development with interactive activities, such as engaging in fun games to make him laugh. Make faces, tickle him—anything to prompt a positive reaction.
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As well as ensuring your baby gets the right nutrition, you’re also important in stimulating his developmental growth. Below are some activities you can try with your little one. Each helps to stimulate cognitive, motor, communication or social milestones. It’s a great way for you to bond while having fun.
Stimulating developmental milestones