Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Fun Facts

As hard as this may be to believe babies can't cry. They can scream and holler for what they want or need, but newborns technically can't cry. When baby is born his or her tears ducts are not fully developed. Tears don't actually begin to flow until babies are about three weeks old. In some cases, it isn’t unusual for babies not to shed their first tears until four or five months. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Fun Facts

You may not know it when you hear goo-goo ga-ga but babies actually try to communicate almost all the time. It isn't easy because they can't make the same sounds that we adults understand as words. Because of this we often assume the sounds they're making are meaningless. On the contrary the sounds your baby is making are not just cooing & wooing, it IS language, all sounds are language.  Babies do not waste their breath saying nothing, remember just because you don't understand their language doesn't mean they don't clearly understand it and know what they are saying.  It is very important to listen & respond to your baby's effort to communicate. It is vital for a baby's communicative development that their caregivers acknowledge that they are in fact talking and being heard. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fun Facts Friday

It may seem as if baby is completely distracted when you try to get there attention. But truthfully babies actually have superb attention, interest, and enthusiasm for everything that surrounds them. 
Babies can pay attention to up to 10 things at once instead of focusing on one thing at a time like adults do. This is one of the primary reasons why babies learn so quickly. Don't be fooled, babies may not pay attention to what we want them to, but they ARE definitely paying attention. As parents and caregivers if we can determine some of the things that they pay particular attention too we can share in the joys of their discoveries.