Did you know that all baby’s senses are fully developed before birth except for the sense of vision. This will take another 7 years to fully develop.
We all know how a new-born baby’s eyes are very “vague” for the first few weeks. It is best to hold objects about 20 – 30 centimetres away from baby’s eyes for him/her to see it. A baby will prefer his/her mother’s face above anything else, especially so if it is a smiling face. Moms will often intuitively move their heads up and down or from side to side as they talk to their baby. This will help baby to focus on its mommy.
When we were first pregnant, loads of advice was given. The two that stuck out most to us was:
- Never let your child loose their ‘I CAN’.
- Try to positively guide your child to be good and do the right things instead of always saying “No, don’t do that!”
My husband and I had loads of discussions on how we wanted to raise Millah and somehow those two things stuck like superglue.
Without even making the effort or even realizing consciously what we were doing, we always told her that “Millah CAN put her clothes on, Millah CAN hold her own botty, Millah CAN wash her hair …..”
Toddlers Workshop hosted Sister Ann Richardson’s very first Sense-Able Baby Seminar in PE on the 26th of March at The Storehouse in PE. It was a huge success with 70 mothers, dads, grans and professionals who attended the seminar together with about 30 amazing exhibitors and almost 50 prizes that was won. We now look forward to the Toddler Sense Seminar on the 15th of October.
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Household cleaning products
All commercial household cleaning products have the potential to negatively impact on the health of your child (and yourself, for that matter). They are poisonous if swallowed, leach toxins into air and are inhaled (affecting the lungs). Surface toxins are handled and absorbed by the skin, all of which results in a toxic load against which your child has not yet developed adequate defences.
There are many easy (and very cheap) ways to make up your own cleaning products and they usually require only a few ingredients. Below is a list of different recipes that will leave your house clean, fresh and safe!