Friday, February 12, 2010
Infant Stimulation Activity 8: MOTION
We haven’t discussed motion yet. Yes, this is a stimulator for your baby. She is learning her preferences and learning about motor coordination as you stimulate movement. For newborns, this is as simple as varying positions – putting baby on her back and putting baby on her stomach. Does your baby prefer being picked up to being put down? That is 4 stimulators for you to try today!
CAUTION: NO MOVEMENT YOU DO WITH YOUR BABY SHOULD EVER ALLOW HER HEAD TO MOVE SEPARATELY FROM HER BODY; YOU MUST SUPPORT YOUR BABY’S HEAD AND NECK DURING ALL ACTIVITIES AND BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL DURING INFANT STIMULATION ACTIVITIES FOR MOTION
AND: NEVER TOSS A BABY IN THE AIR – WHICH GOES ALONG WITH ALWAYS SUPPORTING HER HEAD AND NECK