Healthy Baby Sleep rules

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Healthy Baby Sleep: Basic Rules Healthy baby sleep Fundamental rules As with adults, for toddlers, sleep is a great way to process all the information the brain receives in a day. How much sleep do children need, and what does lack of sleep lead to at a young age? How much do children need to sleep The need for sleep varies with age. Newborns sleep about 20 hours a day, children from 2 to 4 years old - about 16 hours, 4-5 year olds should be provided 13 hours of sleep, children 6-7 years old should sleep 12 hours, and adolescents need 9 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, in our time, not only parents who are busy with their careers and households, but also their children do not get enough sleep. According to statistics, about 5 percent of children are now sleep deprived as much as 1.5-2 hours a day, starting from toddler age. Why do children lack sleep Often the reason for lack of sleep is that not only mom and dad believe that proper sleep is not importa

How to make baby talk

How to make baby talk

From birth, babies begin to develop skills that will help them speak. Long before he says his first words, he becomes familiar with sounds and begins to associate words he hears with things or people in his environment.


From 3 to 6 months, the baby makes voluntary sounds (chirps). He enjoys looking his parents in the eye, he is interested in his surroundings, and he reacts to mom and dad voices by turning his head in their direction or stopping crying.



Between 6 and 9 months, the baby begins to babble: for example, he makes “dadada” and “mamama”. Very quickly, he will imitate sounds, then words.


From 9 to 12 months, even if he is not yet speaking, the baby communicates a lot. For example, he smiles and laughs when he looks at his parents, he reaches out to get caught and he points to an object to ask for it or to show his interest. Babies also diversify the sounds they make. In his babbling, he generally produces the sounds "p", "b", "m", "t", "d" and "n" more easily.

From around 9 months, babies also recognize some common words (including their names), even if they cannot say them. It is usually between 12 and 16 months old that a child begins to say words, such as "mom", "dad", "no" or "milk".




How to prepare your child to speak


Talk to your baby often, right from birth. Do this while you feed, change, dress, calm, bathe, or play with him. For example, you can describe what you are doing or name the feelings you think he is having. When you are out for a walk, you can also draw his attention to what you see (eg: leaves on trees, children playing in the park).
Make eye contact and move closer to him when talking to him. So he can see your face come alive and your lips move. They can also sense the emotion of what you say better.
Respond by smiling and showing enthusiasm for your baby's attempts to communicate (e.g. smiles, sounds, gestures) so that he learns to expect a response from you and wants to communicate . Then give him time to answer you.




Listen, stick out your tongue, open your mouth wide and watch how your baby reacts. He might be more interested in your words if they are accompanied by funny facial expressions. If he asks for more, don't hesitate to start over. As the two of you take turns speaking, he learns the basics of conversation.

Read books to him often and sing nursery rhymes to him, even if he does not yet understand the words you are reading or singing. It is by dint of hearing them that he will understand them


Point often at the things and people you talk about. Your child will gradually learn that pointing is a way of communicating. He himself will come to point out what interests him or what he wants to achieve. You will then understand it more easily.
Do not speak "baby" to your child (eg: do not say "kiki" for "cookie"). He has to learn the real words.

Use appropriate language when speaking to him. Articulate the words clearly, speak a little higher and exaggerate your intonations. Research shows that babies like to listen to such language.




Call your baby often by his first name so that he recognizes him. His first name is often one of the first words he recognizes.








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