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Let your baby explore the surroundings

Neha Sharma
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Let your baby explore the surroundings

As your toddler is growing he or she is becoming interested in his or her surroundings as well. Hence instead of restricting your toddlers movements make your home toddler proof and let him or her explore to his or her hearts fill. Let's see how you can do this.

How Can I Let My Baby Explore The Surroundings?

Ensure that there is enough space for your toddler to crawl and explore things on his or her own way. As long as there is no danger to your toddler, let him or her explore.

Few Tips For Mommies To Let Your Toddler Explore The Surroundings

Your toddler from time to time will start showing some independence, and all you have to do is to encourage him or her. Let him or her indulge in their exploration. Here's a list of activities where your toddler will try to display his or her independence.

baby explores his surroundings

Parentune Tip: Use 'NO' when your baby is in dangerous situation so that saying the word will make your baby stop at once

  1. Meal time: Let your toddler eat his food on his own with his own hands. Let it be a time when your toddler explores his or her food and forms a healthy relationship with it. Don't worry about the mess. Parentune Tip: Let him have his food with spoon if he seems interested to use one
  2. Play Time: If your baby is not fond of playing with toys and is always interested in shoes, utensils, remotes, combs, wallets, don't stop him, just make sure he is not taking anything in his mouth and wash his hands frequently.

    Parentune Tip: Make water play and sand play a part of your baby's daily activities

  3. Discipline: Don't scold or shout at your baby, even limit the use of word 'NO' because, the frequent usage of hte word will make it lose its value. Instead gently take your baby away from that thing or place and divert his mind somewhere else
  4. Compassion: If you want to take something with which baby is playing with, don't snatch it ever, baby will not like it. Try saying, 'Give it to momma' and if he gives that to you, please say 'thank you'.

    Parentune Tip: If baby doesn't want to let it go then divert his mind to some other object and once he picks the new one, gently take away the other object

  5. Bonding: Talk, sing, and dance are some of the tried and tested ways to bond with your toddler. Not only will it expedite his or her ability to speak, it will also forge a stronger bond between you two.

    Parentune Tip:Dancing with your toddler can also be a good stress buster

  6. Zero screen time is possible: Yes, if you are actively involve with your toddler then there is absolutely no need for either TV or any other gadget to keep him or her busy.

    Parentune Tip:Let him or her do some colouring or even draw lines as that will help in fine motor skills

  7. Weaning off bottle is also possible: When you let your toddler explore the surroundings, this also can become a part of his exploration. Let him or her have milk or any other liquid in fancy sippers that will grab your toddler's attention easily.

    Parentune Tip: Hide the feeding bottle whenever he or she craves it and with little effort and trust your toddler will say bye-bye to his feeding bottle

  8. Give time to your baby, soon he will be a grown up: Ah, well! No matter how much we want our child to be in that cute little angel stage the fact is that he or she will grow up.

    Parentune Tip:So ensure that you spend maximum time with him or her. Take lots and lots of pictures, and save them in multiples

All these tips are direct from my experience. Hope these are helpful for other parents too. Did you like my blog? Please do share your views and feedback in the comments section below as we would love to hear from you.

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| Oct 25, 2017

thanks a lot.. for this beautiful advice..

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| Sep 25, 2017

thank you good information

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| Sep 25, 2017

very helpful Neha. Thank u.

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| Sep 24, 2017

thank you so much very help full information..

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| Sep 24, 2017

thanks..... useful information my baby is not playing his own way now I cn handle him and make him play

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| Sep 24, 2017

very nice especially discipline

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| Sep 23, 2017

very helpful thank u

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| Sep 23, 2017

thanks Neha Sharma for such a wonderful blog. I find all tips useful especially this one, let the child eat his food on his own . I am sure it would pave the way for child to be an independent eater soon..

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