Why is Skin to Skin contact so important

Skin to Skin contact is very important. It helps the baby to get used to life outside the womb and is highly important for supporting mothers to start breastfeeding and to develop a close, loving relationship with there baby So it’s a great idea to keep doing skin to skin with your baby for as long as possible. Immediate benefits of skin to skin includes.

  1. Helping regulate infant temperature, breathing and heart rate
  2. It encourages and support breastfeeding by releasing hormones to stimulate milk production.
  3. Skin to skin contact relaxes mom and baby
  4. Stimulates digestion and an interest in feeding
  5. Regulates temperature

Research shows that it helps decreased the stress for mother and baby. Not only will there be less crying , your baby will be able to sleep much longer. It also improves the physical health of mom and baby and it gives them more bonding time by helping baby be aware of a sense or love and warmth. Children who experienced more skin to skin showed better language, cognitive and motor skills.

Have you been doing skin to skin with your baby? It’s not too late to start.

The benefits of nursery rhymes

Do you sing Nursery Rhymes to your baby? While singing any type of songs to your baby is good, nursery rhymes provides some good benefits.

  • Nursery Rhymes Teach Children How Language Works

As your little ones discuss nursery rhymes, they work on articulating and controlling the littlest pieces of a word. They try different things with emphasis, voice explanation, and articulation. Nursery rhymes show youngsters how fun language can be.

  • Helps improve listening skills because they’re fun to listen to

They’re silly and fun…and often (filled with nonsense). But they’re just plain fun. My son giggle and do hand movements as we say our nursery rhymes. He often makes request on which nursery rhyme we should do next.

  • Easy to learn and memorize. The rhymes helps develop memory skills

Having students sing and remember nursery rhymes helps develop their long-term memory and information-recall capability. Nursery rhymes provide a boost that’s extremely important for future (related to school and learning) success.

  • Learning rhythm improves reading skills

Literacy and child development experts have determined that children who know at least 8 nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are 4 years old are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are in third grade

  • Helps promote brain development

Hearing and saying nursery rhymes builds brain structures that (help increase/show in a good way) the development of Higher Order Thinking Skills. Your little one is experiencing huge brain development during those years, so why not boost that thinking related growth through nursery rhymes?

Do you recite nursery rhymes with your little ones? Which ones are your favorite?

So tired..

Lately I’ve been so exhausted. Taking care of baby, helping my 7 year old with distance learning , cooking, cleaning and just trying to maintain the house is just overwhelming. During the day I’m like a walking zombie.. I want to sleep but there is so much that needs to be done..

Today my husband, me and baby Caius went out to go get some groceries. After we went to target to go look at the walker/bouncer that they had. We weren’t able to find one that we liked so I’m just going to order it on Amazon. Amazon is my best friend during this pandemic. We hardly ever go out except for essential stuffs.

Baby Caius is almost 3 months now. Time really flies.. He is getting so big and really advance for his age. He has been holding his head since he turned one month old. At almost 3 months he is giggling, talking to us and always wants to stand up. He loves it when we bounce him up and down on our lap. He enjoys watching cocomelon and loves bath time, being read to and listening to lullaby’s before bed. Everyone adores him in the house and he is always being pass around.

Well I guess that’s all for today, I’m about to go eat dinner. Laters everyone 🙂