Infants (0-12 months)

Emotionally Needs

This is a need for praise, love , trust ,security , feeling OK inside, and self-fulfilled.

Provide your infant the necessary attention and care to give her a healthy emotional start to life. The care given to a baby affects her development throughout her lifetime. Responding to babies emotional needs also ties into their physical development, so it’s especially important to give your baby the care she needs to feel comfortable and secure.Infants need to feel secure that their needs will be met. Respond to your baby’s cries right away so he knows his problems will get fixed. Babies are unable to soothe themselves, which is why it is so important to take action when your infant is crying. Spend one-on-one time with your infant to build security and an emotional attachment. Respond to his coos with smiles or gentle, loving words. Non-verbal communication is also important because infants cannot form words to express what they are feeling. Watch your infant and respond to his cues. When you are playing with your baby, he may become over-stimulated and respond by turning away. Watch for eye contact to resume playtime. Watch if his mood changes with different noises, people, lighting or other environmental factors and respond to situations that make him uncomfortable.

  • Protect children and keep them safe and healthy.
  • Develop strong, positive, secure relationships with children.
  • Be attuned (read, reflect, and respond) emotionally and physically to children's cues and communication attempts, reflect on their meaning, and respond as needed by child.
  • Interact by following a child's lead in a way that is satisfying to the child - take balanced turns (reciprocal interactions) and match the pace of interactions with the child.
  • Be approachable, accessible and available to children, both emotionally and physically.
  • Maintain a pleasant and positive emotional tone throughout the day.
  • Respond to children's distress and intense emotional outbursts and other displays of displeasure calmly and in a way that comforts them and helps them regulate themselves physically and emotionally.
  • Notice, identify, encourage, and show admiration for strengths, interests, and new skills in each and every child in the group.

Mental Needs

As a parent you could support our child's learning by playing together, responding to your baby's movements and sounds, also communicating with your child. Your communication will help the baby learn about languages and many other things. The parents plays a big role in our babies learning by developing a loving with them.As parent you should also provide different objects and materials to explore using all the senses.

parents should be teaching the child how to use everyday objects which is important at this age. Such things as teaching the child how to drink from a cup, using a spoon,

Your child's behavior may start to change, they will get to a stage where they want to discover and explore. this is normal it drives them to experiment with objects to see what they are like and how they work.

Your baby will cry which is a main way of communicating needs. when responding to your childs needs it will make them feel safe.

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