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At birth, your baby's brain contains 100
billion neurons. During his first years,
your child’s brain will grow trillions of
brain-cell connections, called neural
Although an infant's brain does have some
neurological hard wiring, such as the
ability to learn any language, it is more
pliable and more vulnerable than an
In turn, he will acquire rich language,
reasoning, and planning skills.
Amazingly, a toddler's brain has twice as
many neural connections as an adult's.
When you provide loving, language-
enriched experiences to your baby, you
are giving his brain's neural connections
and pathways more chances to become
Give your baby a physically healthy start before
he is born.
Stay healthy while you are pregnant, and be
aware that certain drugs can be destructive to
your baby's brain in utero.
Many children who were drug-abused in the
womb struggle with severe learning problems
and suddenly act with unprovoked aggressive
Studies have also revealed that cigarette
smoking during pregnancy causes a decline in
the brain development of your child.
Play games that involve the hands like peekaboo. These games promote the
growth of the baby’s brain. Another simple method to boost your baby’s brain is to
foster an early passion for books.
Choose books with large and colourful pictures, and share your baby's delight in
pointing and making noises.
Experts suggest that modulation of the tone of your voice helps the baby’s brain
development as it makes him understand different emotions.
When you are reading a book to your baby, simplify or elaborate on story lines as
it ignites an interest in them.
Remember that building your baby's ability to understand spoken language is
more important than developing his speaking skills in his infancy years.
When your baby cries, you must respond promptly. Soothe, nurture, cuddle, and
This will not only stop his crying but will also build positive brain circuitry in the
limbic area of the brain, which relates to emotions.
You don’t need to go to a brain specialist to understand about the growth of your
baby’s brain. Simple home remedies like creating an emotional bond with the
baby, holding, cuddling etc.
send a signal of emotional security to his brain which leads to its development.
Having meaningful conversations with your child also contributes to his growth.
Responding to your baby’s chuckles helps in developing the areas in the brain
which work for understanding speech and producing language.
You should set up a safe environment for your crawling baby or toddler.
Spatial learning is important, and your mobile child will begin to understand
parameters such as under, over, near, and far.
He will be able to establish mental maps of his environment and a comfortable
relationship with the world in which he lives.
Such simple home remedies work wonders for the growth of your child’s brain.
Spend quality time with your child and you will definitely notice a steady
growth in his mental abilities.