Fact's About Our Baby's Brains
In today’s article, we look at your baby’s brain development and highlight some key facts that we feel are crucial to know.
Of all the energy your baby consumes, 60% percent of it is concentrated in the brain. This means that your baby is consuming 60% of all they eat directly to the brain. As we have expressed before, nutrition is critical at any age. But none more important than the early stages of your child’s brain development. So the more natural the food, the better. “There is a saying, if it was not food 100 years ago, it is not food today." Whilst there might be exceptions to this rule, it is a pretty good yardstick to use as a measure.
The birth to three-year-old period is the fastest period for brain development across your child’s entire life span.
Just by talking with your baby, by the age of two, those babies will know 300 more words than babies who’s parents rarely speak to them.
Allowing your little one to explore and engage with others will develop their learning at all ages, and their social skills.
Anyone who looks after your baby, is part of their development, and will have an impact on how their brain develops.
Having a good relationship with your child will help them feel more confident about themselves, and allow them to better handle the challenges we all face in life.
Your little one will take cues from your facial expression on how to feel, so go ahead and smile at them all day, it might just be good for you too :)
Giving your little one a cuddle, and holding them will help your baby to produce important hormones that allow them to grow.
Reading aloud to your baby, will help stimulate brain development. So even though you are not always getting feedback with this especially in the early stages it is important to read to them. As I have said earlier we had to chase our son around the house for the first year of his life, but now he is handing us the books.
And wow by the time your child is 3, your child has formed 1000 trillion connections between their neurons.
The best way to help develop your little one’s brain is to read, play, sing, play music, build with blocks, explore outside, talk to them, and fill their body with healthy nutrients.
Let us know if you have questions? We would be more than happy to answer them in future posts.