How To Spend Quality Time With Your Baby
If you are a "stay at home mom" or a mom that works out of the home, you should still try to find quality time with your child. A time when you are not disciplining, changing diapers, feeding, bathing, or doing many of the chores you do as a parent. This is the time when you must give all of your attention to your child. It may seem to you that you are continually doing this, but in fact you are not, you are only doing what needs to be done.
In order to have quality time with your child you must choose a time when you will not be interrupted by the phone or other duties, switch off the television and put on some relaxing music. You can choose to play, exercise with your child, or read to your child, anything where you will be interacting on a one on one basis with no interruptions.
A lovely way that you can spend some quality time with your child is by utilizing infant massage. Infant massage is a wonderful way to relax your child after a bath or before a nap. Infant massage improves your baby's circulation as well as helps to develop your baby's muscles. Another way to spend quality time with your child is through exercise. Even your infant needs exercise and there are a few things you can do to exercise your baby. You will want to take your baby legs in your hands and move them gently in a circular motion, as if he or she is riding a bike. This is guaranteed to make your baby laugh as well as exercise his or her legs. You may also want to do the same exercise for his or her arms. You can also take a colorful toy animal or a rattle and place it in front of your baby's face and have them follow it with their head and eyes. You may be shocked when your baby tries to grab the toy from you . You may want to ask your child's pediatrician for other ways to exercise with your baby.
These times and others like it will allow you and your child to develop a wonderful bond together. You may want to continue with your special time for your child, as he or she gets older they will feel that you are accessible to them. This is when you will learn all about your child's worries, fears, and dreams. By developing quality time for you and your child you will be beginning a lifetime of bond of trust and understanding.