You probably have a lot of questions about your newborn – and babies don’t come with an instruction manual. Find out how to nurture your baby’s growing body, and see parents’ best tips for caring for a newborn.
Although a very young baby can’t hold toys or take part in games, even the newest of newborns will get bored and lonely if his caregivers don’t interact with him during most of his wakeful periods. That said, though, don’t let the stress on stimulating brain development make you feel guilty for every minute your baby spends awake but alone. If he’s peacefully content, he isn’t bored and lonely. In fact, if you’re too quick to jump in with a rattle or a song, you may actually interrupt the time he needs to rest, to gaze, and to quietly process all the new stimuli he’s bombarded with.