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Friday, January 20, 2017

Consider Their Needs First!

Maria is expecting her first child in two months. Most of her friends already have children and she is starting to notice in social get togethers with them, infants, even in their first months, are being included in the events.

These infants are often being left in car seats during the gathering. They are sometimes awakened by the noise level or having to be nursed or bottle fed while the mom is involved in the verbal exchanges that are happening. She also notices that these infants are often fussing and unable to enjoy a peaceful sleep.

After months of these observations and comments by her friends regarding the challenges they are having with their infants’ sleep patterns and eating habits, Maria makes a commitment to her expected child that she will have a very different approach and plan once her child is born. She is taking six months off from work and plans to spend 99% of that time with her child except for unavoidable emergencies.

She has read our book and is most impressed by the challenge of allowing her child (which she is going to call Eric) to respond to his own body clock for sleep patterns as well as learning his hunger signs for nutritional needs.

She knows she will have to be a consistent communicator and a skilled interpreter of her child’s message.

She experiences some errors along the way with Eric i.e. picking him up after nap when he is crying since that usually means he is still tired. Instead she should provide him with a soft voice and touch lulling him back to sleep to complete the nap and wake up well rested.

Eric also beings making a unique sound when he is hungry which helps improve her success at satisfying his nutritional needs. Maria hires a nanny for three months and ensures she is following the same approach.

By the time Eric joins our day care at nine months he is a very contented child, sleeping soundly with no help. And well on his way to being a great eater.

Best of all, he is curious, happy and confident. He has benefited enormously from his mom’s early commitment to him.

It is hard to believe, but most of the infants who have joined our day care, were already displaying anxiety with both sleep and food as well as needing some form of attention such as motion most of the time they are awake.

Like every important responsibility you take on, you have to educate yourself, commit your time to the task, and necessarily set aside the social life you may have had.

Time flies, provide your children with the care and attention they need! You both will benefit!

Create the best possible foundation for your family!

Good Luck!

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