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Tips to promote physical development in your baby

Tips to promote physical development in your baby

… Mater Mothers' Hospital physiotherapists share their expertise to encourage the physical development of your baby with hands on demonstrations. This Parenting Insights session includes tips on baby handling and promoting the physical development of your baby, including picking up, holding and playing with your baby to strengthen babies muscles. Also, some body awareness principles behind how you sit and support yourself while nursing. This informative session ends with some tips and tricks …



Language development in the first years of life

Language development in the first years of life

… In the first years of their life, infants face the challenging task of language development and learning languages used in their community. Young infants are remarkable, they learn language rapidly and seemingly with little effort. How do they succeed in such a difficult task? Babies start listening in the womb around the 2nd trimester and start to distinguish between mums voice and what’s happening around them. In this informative Bupa Parenting Insights talk, Dr Marina Kalashnikova from the …



Language is fundamental to a baby's development

Language is fundamental to a baby's development

… and voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays …



Baby handling for optimal physical development

Baby handling for optimal physical development

… Mater Mothers’ Private physiotherapist shares their expertise to encourage your baby’s optimal physical development. Outlining baby handling and development tips including picking up, holding and playing with your baby. Also, some body awareness tips for protecting your core and spine whilst caring for your baby. The session will end with an introduction to baby massage. This Bupa Parenting Insights talk is given by Sheridan Guyatt from Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital. Sheridan focuses on the …



Handling techniques for your new baby

Handling techniques for your new baby

… Mater Mothers’ Hospitals have provided some helpful tips for handling and holding your baby in ways that are helpful for their wellbeing and development. Picking your baby up To encourage head control, pick your baby up through this side lying technique. Turn your baby onto their side and lean them forward into your hand, supporting their chest and back with each hand as you lift. This encourages development of your baby’s head control. Try to vary picking them up through their left and right …



How to change your baby’s future in the first 1,000 days

How to change your baby’s future in the first 1,000 days

… they are developmentally ready and be sensitive to your baby’s hunger cues. Turning away, closing …



Physical Development in Your Baby

Physical Development in Your Baby

… and worry if your little one is behind in any of the physical developmental stages such as crawling …



Why active babies make smart kids

Why active babies make smart kids

… -by-step process. Each stage provides them with the experiences necessary for the next developmental … the developmental process. The brain needs lots of time, experience and practice to ‘wire up’ every new motor … brain and body development and provide them with developmentally appropriate and loving activities …



Why the first year is so important to future learning

Why the first year is so important to future learning

… with the experiences necessary for the next developmental level of achievement. These milestones … need to remember not to ‘hurry’ a child through the developmental process. The brain needs lots … development and provide them with developmentally appropriate and loving activities that can …



Getting the most out of tummy time

Getting the most out of tummy time

… movements Rolling over Visual development Crawling – an essential developmental milestone … in developmental milestones. If you have any concerns about your baby’s development, see your GP. Find out more about Baby Sensory here …



Learning language in the first years of life

Learning language in the first years of life

… Language learning is one of the most remarkable features of early development. Babies seem to learn their native language or languages effortlessly and very rapidly. The task of learning language, however, is not simple or trivial. In fact, it is one of the most complex cognitive abilities that we develop in our lifetime. So, how do our tiny babies learn language? When do we start learning language? While it could be assumed that language learning starts when the baby is born, babies actually …



The importance of play

The importance of play

… Babies have a biological predisposition to play. It is how they learn about the world, other people, their culture, and themselves. There are two types of play: free-flow (unstructured) or structured. Both contribute to your baby’s development, but in different ways. Structured play is planned, organised and adult-led. Free-flow play is not directed or structured. It is a flexible, self-motivated activity that is initiated and controlled by your baby. There are no set rules or guidelines. Your …



Top tips to help your baby's development

Top tips to help your baby's development

… to lift up the head is a baby’s first and most important developmental milestone. Babies that are placed … about on all fours is an important developmental step. The movement stimulates left and right brain … or as late as two years. Your baby is unique and will reach the developmental milestones at his own pace …



10 benefits of starting your baby swimming

10 benefits of starting your baby swimming

… Start your baby swimming early for lifelong benefits! Deciding when to take your baby swimming for the first time can be a daunting decision for parents but the benefits of starting swimming early are amazing. Here, we run through our top 10 benefits of starting your baby swimming as soon as possible. Babies are born with a kicking reflex. They lose this reflex around 6 months of age so be sure to take bub swimming before then to see this incredible reflex in action Swimming is a gentle …



Sensory development

Sensory development

… The newborn’s brain is only a quarter of adult size, but by the end of the first year, it will have doubled in volume. This growth is largely due to the trillions of neural connections, which allow messages to be passed from one area of the brain to another. These connections are the direct result of events and experiences encountered from birth. Babies need stimulating experiences. An environment full of interesting sounds, sights, smells, tastes and textures builds and strengthens connections …



Why baby teeth matter

Why baby teeth matter

… A lot of parents think that baby teeth aren’t really all that important since they eventually fall out. Sure those little pearly whites will come and go, but there are 5 very important reasons why you should look after your child’s baby teeth and help them adopt good oral hygiene habits early. Baby Tooth Land provide these 5 reasons why baby teeth are important. 1. They save space for the adult teeth Baby teeth help the permanent teeth to develop properly by saving space for them and guiding …



How do our babies learn language and how should we talk to them?

How do our babies learn language and how should we talk to them?

… Babies seem to learn their native language or languages effortlessly and very rapidly. The task of learning language, however, is not simple or trivial. In fact, it is one of the most complex cognitive skills that we develop in our lifetime. So, how do our tiny babies learn language? When do we start learning language? While it could be assumed that language learning starts when the baby is born, babies actually begin the learning process while they are still in the womb. The auditory system …



Happy social play with your baby

Happy social play with your baby

… is an integral part of the programme. Parents also give their babies the best developmental tool for the future. Find out more about Baby Sensory here …



Benefits of reading to your baby

Benefits of reading to your baby

… It is never too early to start reading with your baby. In the first three years of a child’s life, their brain grows by an amazing 85%. This is just one of the reasons why regular reading, talking, playing and singing with babies is so important for their development. PBC Expo spoke with Sue Hill from Raising Literacy Australia to get an understanding of the benefits of reading to your baby… The benefits of reading to young children are many. Story time with a loving parent or carer helps …



Babywearing

Babywearing

… There is no sweeter place for a baby than the embrace of a loved one. Babywearing, or holding your baby with the aide of a carrier, enables caregivers to keep their little ones close with ease. Babywearing is a parenting tool that spans across cultures and has been around for generations. The universal appeal of babywearing stems from the numerous functional and emotional benefits it gives to both caregiver and baby. Having been in utero for nine months, the feeling of being held and rocked is …