Baby’s First 1001 Days
“The first 1001 days include pregnancy and the first two years of a child’s life. There is clear and compelling evidence that this is a significant and influential phase in development. This is an age of opportunity. What happens during this period lays the foundation for every child’s future health and well being. It sets the ground work for children’s developing emotional well being, resilience and adaptability: the competencies they need to thrive. During this period we can lay the foundation of health and well being whose benefits last a lifetime – and carry into the next generation.”First 1001 days Movement
No pressure then!
We know that a child’s life inside the womb, and what they go on to experience in their early days is so important for them. It sounds however, like a lot of pressure on parents to get everything perfect. However one of the most important elements in getting in right for our children, is LOVE. If you can really provide an environment of love and trust, then you are giving your baby everything.
You Have Got This
The research on the importance of building healthy, respectful and loving relationships with our children and the positive impact this has on their future, is clear. Sue Gerhardt’s book ‘Why Love Matters’, is one of the most famous books to make this point. This book explains “Why loving relationships are essential to brain development in the early years, and how these early interactions can have lasting consequences for future emotional and physical health. Highlighting our growing understanding of the part also played by pregnancy in shaping a baby’s future emotional and physical well being.” Sue Gerhardt
Baby Classes with Nicola will provide just that
Baby Massage, Baby Yoga and GroovaRoo Dance are the perfect activities to bond with your baby. They provide high levels of interaction, sensory development, and connection. By attending these classes you will provide your baby with lots of rich physical and emotional input. This strengthens parent-child bonds and it also boosts parent confidence and mood.
Birth Preparation will absolutely help
The evidence also says that pregnancy is an important developmental time period, and it will impact your baby’s future. Your baby feels the effects from the stress hormones in your body. Short term stresses will have little or no effect on baby. Longer term or more chronic stress however can be detrimental.
When we make time for relaxation in pregnancy, baby’s brain grows in a more optimal way. If you experience higher levels of stress from time to time, as the majority of us do, then it is important to counteract this with regular relaxation.
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