Friday, July 1, 2022

Parenting tips for the first two years of life  

Positive parenting for toddlers is an idea that every parent should incorporate into their child’s upbringing. It emphasizes the importance of enforcing discipline in a way that does not damper their spirits or suffocates their individuality. Not only discipline is important but you should also focus on a child’s health. 

There are numerous things you can do to assist your child as he or she grows and develops. These tips will assist you in learning more about your child’s growth, effective parenting, safety, and ways to support a child’s immune system.

1. Serve more fruits and vegetables

Carotenoids, immune-boosting phytonutrients found in carrots, green beans, oranges, and strawberries, are found in carrots, green beans, oranges, and strawberries. Phytonutrients can boost the creation of infection-fighting white blood cells and interferon, a virus-blocking antibody that covers cell surfaces. In adolescence, studies demonstrate that a phytonutrient-rich diet helps protect against chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease. 

2. Make sure they get enough sleep

Breast milk boosts the immune system through increasing antibodies and white blood cells. The amount of sleep a child needs varies by age (from twelve to sixteen hours per day for new-borns to 8 to 10 hours for teens) and by child (from 12 to 16 hours per day for infants to eight to ten hours for teenagers).

3. Breastfeed your baby

Immunity-boosting antibodies and white blood cells are turbocharged in breast milk. Ear infections, allergies, diarrhea, pneumonia, meningitis, urinary tract infections, and sudden infant death syndrome are all prevented by nursing. It may also help protect your infant against insulin-dependent diabetes, Crohn’s disease, colitis, and certain types of cancer later in life, according to studies. 

4. Play a game with your baby

Place her on her stomach and softly approach her with your fingers. “Here come my fingers, here they come, closer and closer, they got you,” tickle her rapidly and gently. Make your fingers creep slowly or swiftly, or wait varied amounts of time before tickling her to change the game. You should see her laughing or giggling with glee.

5. Puzzle Play

There is a plethora of puzzles accessible for youngsters, and good reason! Early puzzle play can have a long-term impact on a toddler’s ability to complete spatial tasks successfully. According to a study, youngsters who played with puzzles were able to finish a spatial activity involving 2d shapes faster than those who did not. Those who played higher-quality puzzles more frequently were more likely to complete the job. A fascinating finding was that parents who consistently engaged their children in puzzle play had a significant impact on the toddler’s ability to complete the assignment.