How To Stimulate Your Baby's Brain Development

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Can you do anything to help stimulate your baby's brain development? Do baby videos help? Can talking to your infant help them to learn faster?
Air Date: 11/28/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Robert Mendelson, MD
bob mendelsonRobert Mendelson MD, FAAP is a General Pediatrician for more than 40 years with Pediatric Associates of  the Northwest in Portland, OR. He is a National Media Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has made multiple appearances on TV, both national and regional and multiple radio appearances. He speaks on general pediatric topics, including parenting , behavioral,  nutrition and obesity and immunization issues. He especially enjoys discussing  the first year of life and it's importance to infants and their parents.  He is the Co-editor of Oh Baby: How to Love (and Survive) Your Baby's First  Year.
How To Stimulate Your Baby's Brain Development
In the very beginning, it may seem that your baby does nothing but eat, sleep, cry, and fill her diapers.

But your infant is learning too.

She can see and hear what is happening around her and can communicate her needs and interests to others.

Parents can help their babies learn by playing with them. You are your baby's first teacher, and first experiences have a very important effect on the future. 

The growth of your baby’s brain is effected by the care and experiences you provide.
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