:: Parenting Skills: Newborns::

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Today..i browse through internet and i find some tips for parents to teach their children to become great one (=

I take this tips from http://raisingchildren.net.au

Here some tips for newborns babies:

How you communicate with your newborn

Newborns like to be held and cuddled – it’s essential for healthy brain development. A good hug is worth a whole conversation and makes your baby feel loved and wanted. Your baby also loves being close to you. Skin-to-skin contact, or being carried in a baby pouch or sling, helps baby feel connected and safe.

Baby massage is a great way to touch and soothe your baby. You can find out how to do it in our illustrated guide to baby massage.
Babies also use their sight and hearing to interpret the world around them. To say, ‘I care about you’:

maintain eye contact until baby looks away
smile while you look at your baby
use a warm, sing-song voice (called ‘parentese’).
All of this helps your newborn feel content and protected.

At just a few days old, your baby can recognise your voice. Baby can also tell a soft, gentle tone from a harsh, angry one. Babies can’t change their own behaviour until they’re much older, so any anger you direct at your baby will be scary and confusing.

How your newborn communicates

Crying is the universal language of newborns. It’s their way of telling you what they need . Your baby will cry for your attention because of a soiled nappy, hunger, wind or a simple need for comfort.

For more information on crying, see our newborn behaviour nutshell.
Body language: what is baby ‘saying’?
As well as crying, newborns communicate using their body and facial expressions. A baby will tense up if uncomfortable and fall into a comfortable shape in your arms when relaxed. Babies can even tell us when they’re tired if we learn to read their signals.

The following body language might give you clues to your newborn’s needs:

Yawns, puts fists to eyes, drowsy eyes, sleepy blinks – ‘I am sleepy’.
Open mouth – ‘I am hungry’.
Wide-open eyes with alert body movements – ‘I am ready to play and learn’.
Head turned away or arched back – ‘No thanks’.
You can also find out more in our article on baby body language.

These physical signals reveal your newborn’s basic needs. You might want to slowly match your baby’s natural cycle with a routine of ‘feed, play, sleep’. This consistent routine is as comforting as a toddler’s teddy bear. It helps you both know what to expect during your day together.

Bonding with your newborn

Bonding (also called ‘attachment’) is when babies form long-lasting emotional ties with a special person in their world (usually mum or dad).

For parents, that ‘bonding’ feeling can hit as soon as they see their baby for the first time. For others, it can take some time – months or even years.

Sometimes postnatal depression can interfere with your emotional connection to your newborn. This is why it’s important to tell someone if you’re feeling depressed, and seek help as soon as possible.

In the few cases where a parent never feels that special bond, parents can still provide a healthy, structured and caring environment to help their child grow into a well-adjusted adult.

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