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Brain Development

Love builds brains. The brain is wired to seek safety, and if the brain doesn’t feel safe, it can’t learn - or develop! 

 
Your love is the source of safety for your infant, it builds secure attachment. That’s why it is so important for parents to establish and maintain your baby’s sense of safety with touch, care and consistency.

During the first three years, your baby’s brain triples in weight and establishes about 1,000 trillion nerve connections.  For your child to learn about people, places and things, he/she needs to be exposed to them.  Every interaction gives your child information about the world and his/her place in it. Responding to a baby when he/she is upset helps build trust, strong emotional bonds and learning. 

For example, infants recognize their parents’ facial expressions by three or four months of age.  By about five months old, babies can comprehend emotions in an unfamiliar person’s face.

Infants have so much to learn, and it all begins with you!

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Updated Nov 17, 2014