Tips to Encourage Emotional and Social Development: 3-6 Months

Smile at Him
Build trust and confidence with your baby to boost his social and emotional development with these activities from Jamie Loehr M.D, and Jen Meyers, authors of "Raising Your Child."

Play Together

Enjoy your baby. Play with him! Bask in his presence and make him feel loved and cherished. The sense that you just enjoy being with him is one of the most wonderful gifts you can give your baby.

Show Love

Love your baby. By showing him unconditional love, you are contributing to his sense of self-value a sense that he is worthwhile.

Cuddle Him

Hold your baby as much as you want to! Wear him in a sling or front pack. He loves being with you, held close and touched.

Spend Time with Baby

Give your baby kisses, hugs, snuggles. Touch him. Massage him. Do baby yoga.

Talk All the Time

Talk to your baby all day long. Tell him what you are doing, what you see. Point things out to him. He'll be mesmerized by whatever you tell him.

Make Eye Contact

Look right into your baby's eyes when you are feeding him, changing his diaper, and bathing him. He'll look right back. It's the perfect time to build trust and connect.

Raising Your Child

Raising Your Child: The Complete Illustrated Guide is an information-packed guide that leads parents through the ever changing maze of new behaviors, developments, and challenges present in a child's first six years. It is filled with essential information, expert advice, practical solutions, and key choices to ensure a child's healthy development for their first six years -- and set them up for success in later developmental stages. In addition to understanding their child's stage of development, readers are given parenting techniques and activities they can use with their child to maximize physical, emotional, intellectual, and behavioral development at every age and stage.

More Activities for 3-6 Month Babies

Get more ideas from Raising Your Child: The Complete Illustrated Guide to help with your baby's development.

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