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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 …



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 …



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 …



Physical Development in Your Baby

Physical Development in Your Baby

… Try not to compare and worry if your little one is behind in any of the physical developmental stages …



Language is fundamental to a baby's development

Language is fundamental to a baby's development

… They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain …



Getting the most out of tummy time

Getting the most out of tummy time

… increases precision finger and thumb movements Rolling over Visual development Crawling – an essential developmental … Babies who spend most of their waking hours on their backs may experience delays in developmental milestones …



Why active babies make smart kids

Why active babies make smart kids

… Each stage provides them with the experiences necessary for the next developmental level of achievement … Importantly, we need to remember not to ‘hurry’ a child through the developmental process. … feel confident in their knowledge about their baby’s brain and body development and provide them with developmentally



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 …



Why the first year is so important to future learning

Why the first year is so important to future learning

… Each stage provides them with the experiences necessary for the next developmental level of achievement … Importantly, we need to remember not to ‘hurry’ a child through the developmental process. … feel confident in their knowledge about their babies’ brain and body development and provide them with developmentally



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

… Increase the texture of your baby’s solid food when they are developmentally ready and be sensitive to …



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 …



Top tips to help your baby's development

Top tips to help your baby's development

… Head control: Being able to lift up the head is a baby’s first and most important developmental milestone … Crawling: Moving about on all fours is an important developmental step. … Your baby is unique and will reach the developmental milestones at his own pace. …



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 …



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 …



Happy social play with your baby

Happy social play with your baby

… Parents also give their babies the best developmental tool for the future. …



Help your baby develop during their vital first year

Help your baby develop during their vital first year

… Babies have an amazing capacity to learn, but there are so many things that parents can do to help their baby learn and develop. Here are a few essentials that really do make a difference. Tummy time Five minutes of tummy time two or three times a day can have a positive effect on head shape and brain development. It also leads on to crawling, an intellectually important milestone not to be missed. For babies who find tummy time uncomfortable, try placing baby on their tummy for a nappy change …



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 …



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 …



Why messy play & mark making is important in early development

Why messy play & mark making is important in early development

… The words ‘messy play’ strike fear into most adults who have children in their care! All we see is the mopping and sweeping up and finding play dough, or paint hand prints, for the next few weeks in places they definitely shouldn’t be! However, research shows that multi sensory play and mark making is a key area for child development and, when they enter school, writing skills. What is messy play and mark making? Messy play and mark making can either be dry, wet, squashy, hard, oily, smooth, …