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Play and communication with newborn babies

Talk to and make eye contact with your baby

Did you know?

Right from the beginning babies can see, hear and smell you.

  1. Newborns learn through using their senses.
  2. Newborns recognize their mother immediately.
  3. Healthy babies can see, hear, and smell at birth.
  4. Talking to babies from birth is very important, even before.
  5. Babies need to move freely and safely to grow.
  6. Within a few days, babies can start smiling when people smile at them.
  7. Babies communicate their needs. They learn to trust that someone will pay attention to their movements, sounds, and cries.
  8. Breastfeeding on demand strengthens interaction and growing trust.
  9. Mothers can learn to recognize that a child is hungry before the child starts to cry. Children show interest in breastfeeding by becoming fussy, sucking their hand, or moving their head toward the breast.

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