What Babies Need


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Babies Need to be Stimulated, but Not Overstimulated

Hold, touch, talk to, read to, sing to, and play with your baby. But recognize the cues that show when your baby is feeling overstimulated. Babies will turn away or blink, yawn or sneeze when they want a rest from what you’re doing.


Dr. Andrew Macnab