With the first episode of The Prodigy Show out on YouTube, we bring you a sneak peek into the world of parents of our prodigy babies to answer these intriguing questions. Raghav Himatsingka also spills the beans on some basic things to remember as parents.
So, here are the top six things that your baby wants you to know:
Do not swaddle your baby. Keep them free.
Swaddling is a concept that was invented to make the lives of parents easier. We swaddle our babies so that they don’t cry, they keep warm and they just don’t move. But that’s not what babies want. What babies want is the freedom and independence to move their limbs, to be able to yell to be able to cry, to be able to express, to be able to experience their vocal chords and to be able to ultimately start their mobility, which is crawling, walking, standing, all of those things. So, keep them free, keep them unconstrained, unrestricted in their natural environment, as much as possible on their tummies so that they can start exploring their abilities to be mobile.
Let there be noise.
Sometimes as parents, we are over-cautious about keeping our babies away from noise, in a quiet and silent environment. Allow your baby exposure to different kinds of sounds, whether it’s everyday sounds, nature sounds or even sounds of language, because that will help them understand language, understand communication, also try and understand the world around them. We are not asking you to expose your baby to loud environment, like that of a nightclub or a disco, but don’t try and shield them from every little noise and sound. Allow the natural sounds and communication to get to your baby so that they can start appreciating the sounds in the world.
Your baby wants to talk.
Some of us assume that just because our babies have not developed their vocal chords, they cannot communicate with us. However, given a chance, they are actually capable of communicating through their eyes, through the expressions, with their smiles, with their hands and legs, their limbs moving about, and so on. These reactions are completely appropriate ways of communicating. When you allow that chance, your baby experiences a completely amazing amount of delight at having been understood and been given the opportunity to be able to communicate with their parents. So, allow your baby a chance and let them talk back to you.
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Getting your baby hooked to a screen is convenient for parents but, it is extremely harmful for your baby’s development, as well as for their personality and character building. In the pursuit to keep our baby engaged so that we can focus on our own thing, we give them a mobile app to play with, or an iPad to play with. This keeps the baby engaged but can impair and delay their speech development. It would also lead to personality issues, behavior issues, and the overall growth and development.
Expose your baby to different sounds and music.
Your baby can hear sounds that you cannot hear. Babies have a more sensitive hearing than adults. So, expose your baby to different sounds and different kinds of music so that they will be able to not only appreciate all of these things, but also be able to train their auditory sense. They’ll be able to develop their sense of hearing and sense of identification of sounds, which will ultimately lead to a better sense in music as well as better sense of creativity as they grow older.
Take your baby outdoors.
When a baby is born into the world, they need exposure to natural surroundings, to trees, to the environment, to fresh air. Take them outside and you will see a noticeable change in how they react indoors and outdoors. There is happiness and joy in their personality when they have been out. They will also begin to expend their energy and it will ultimately lead to better sleeping, better resting, and better development and growth.
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So, the major take-away from the first ever episode of The Prodigy Show is to take your baby outdoors and let them enjoy the natural surroundings, and watch them grow and develop into a happy, joyful baby as they grow older.
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