0-6 months: How do I play with my baby?

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After a few weeks, your baby will wake up more and more. You want to interact with him and you're right. But to know how to play with him, which game to propose him, it is necessary above all to understand his rhythm and respect the various stages of his development. Small decryption with Carole De Langlais osteopath.

 

0-6 months: How do I play with my baby?

After a few weeks, your baby will wake up more and more. You want to interact with him and you're right. But to know how to play with him, which game to propose him, it is necessary above all to understand his rhythm and respect the various stages of his development. Small decryption with Carole De Langlais osteopath. 

How long can I play with my baby?

At a few weeks of life, your baby already has certain skills. You can learn to discover them and observe them to better accompany them. For the first three months, your child's attention span does not exceed 10 minutes. So if you notice that your child answers or gets upset that he doesn't respond to the stimulation anymore, please don't insist.

So little does he see what I show him?

The first month, your baby sees in black, white and red. In terms of distance he is able to spot things at 30-40 cm. So if you put a toy or plush too close to his face he will panic.

Which position should I prefer?

At this age you often put your baby on your back, yet you should not hesitate to put him on your stomach, just a few minutes, it will stimulate his tone, the muscles of his back, the wearing of his head and neck. You can simply install it on the mat of awakening but you must always lie down beside it, not to move away from it, accompany it by speaking to it by reassuring it.

Which toy is right for a newborn?

At that age, don't give your baby play. It is not useful simply because he is not yet able to hold something in his hand. You can show him a rattle for example but not put it in his hand it would not be what to do and therefore might panic. There's one little thing you can do at home is make a black and white target like the doctor's, you know the one the pediatrician uses in the maternity ward when you visit before going home. You'll see your baby will be receptive.

3-6 months: how do I play with my baby?

Between three and six months, your baby will discover his hands the opportunity to propose new playful approaches.

He discovers his hands!

Your baby discovers prehension so you can start offering small objects. His gestures are messy, he still can't coordinate his movements properly. Choose very light objects that are easy to hold with a soft consistency. Be careful with wooden toys they are very pretty, healthier for your baby but always stay close when he handles them because he might bump into them.

His vision changes, it becomes clearer and the distance increases. 40 cm is a good distance for you to address him.

What game can I offer him at this stage?

3-6 months is the right time to fully enjoy the mat, the portico or the ark. But be careful at his height the arch must not be at the level of his eyes your baby must have his hands in his field of vision, he must therefore be at the level of his feet. When I say height, you have to move your baby a little back from the portico. There he can play, touch and catch. Offer different textures, crumpled leaves, different colors.

What do you need to be vigilant about?

Your baby needs to be under your supervision, but it is just as important for him to gain confidence and let him evolve at his own pace. Also pay attention to oversimulation, sound and visual aggression.