To Spoil or Not to Spoil

No worries … it’s not possible to spoil your newborn.

Thanks Dad …

If you have been taught that answering your baby’s cries immediately or holding your baby frequently will spoil your baby, you have been misinformed.

Research demonstrates that an abundance of human touch, attention, and love (what I refer to as intentional baby care) gives your newborn, and baby, the security needed to develop trust, optimism, greater self-confidence, better language and problem-solving skills, and earlier independence. These are wonderful gifts to give to your baby.

These gifts, or qualities you help your baby develop, will have a positive influence on your baby’s future.

Thanks to all of the babies, their care takers, and the research scientists who made this observation and important information available.

Baby care, and how you choose to provide it, starting from Day 1, is powerful.

For you and yours,

D. Fravert, RN

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