Additionally, the following tips will further assist you in helping your child’s growth in their strengths and weaknesses as well as allows you to have fun as a family!
At this age, it is important to foster your child’s independence while teaching them appropriate boundaries without a power struggle.
While your child may become frustrated at times, give your child simple choices, Let your child choose what to wear, play, or eat for a snack. Limit choices to 2 or 3.
Encourage them to use their words. Use appropriate grammar, not baby talk when speaking to your child. Instead of “Mommy/ Daddy wants you to come here,” say, “I want you to come here.”
During play dates, let your child solve her own problems with friends, but be nearby to help out if needed.
Give your child toys to build their imagination, like dress-up clothes, kitchen sets, and blocks and you play along too!
Play your child’s favorite music and dance with your child. Take turns copying each other’s moves.
As a family, it is important to establish play time and dinner time routines with your child, this helps keep them calm and build their confidence as they begin to know what to expect.
Get them involved in helping you set the table or pack up their going out bag and remember to have a good time!
Remember parenting and spending time together can be a fun experience for the whole family!
This quiz serves as a guide for your child’s development and is not intended to be used for diagnostic purposes. As a parent, you know your child best!
Breastfeeding is best for babies and provides many benefits. It is important that, in preparation for and during breastfeeding, you eat a healthy, balanced diet. Combined breast and bottle feeding in the first weeks of life may reduce the supply of your own breastmilk, and reversing the decision not to breastfeed is difficult. Always consult your doctor for advice about feeding your baby. If you use infant formula milk, you should follow manufacturer’s instructions for correct bottle preparation.
At Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition, we support the World Health organization’s global public health recommendation calling for exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and continued breastfeeding for as long as possible with the introduction of safe and appropriate complementary foods thereafter.