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There is no doubt of how love conquest it all. If you have a doubt, just ask any mom. With the arrival of our bundle of joy, love increases exponentially in our mommy hearts. With the best in mind for our little one, besides giving all the love we can, so begins a road to forge together an amazing and bright future for our munchkins. There is no time to loose, and we do have plenty of simple effective ways to contribute to encourage baby development. Because by age three, 85% of a baby’s brain is developed, it’s important to engage your baby from the very first moments of life. Holding your baby skin-to-skin and taking full advantage of bath time are prime examples for both mom and baby to learn and enjoy. The results are huge, and the rewards in smiles, kisses and little hugs will be priceless! Get Ready to be Amazed Because The Power of Love and Bath Time is #SoMuchMore than you originally thought!
Hugs, kisses and more hugs is what I crave and steal daily from my little ones. Now I know I am doing them more than shower them with affection. Read on: We have shared with you how we used the Johnson bubble bath wash fun to work on language development and vocabulary. The truth is that it not just about language because the brain’s process for learning is enhanced when multiple senses are stimulated. In this case, the sense of smell from the delicious JOHNSON’S® baby shampoo with calming lavender, the bubble bath wash or the JOHNSON’S® baby HEAD-TO-TOE® wash, paired to playing with bubbles (sense of touch) amplifies the learning process. To take full advantage of this, once baby was comfortable grabbing bubbles, I started splashing a bit of water on the face. At first there was total surprise that was followed by the beautiful sound of amazed laughter! Oh what a precious moment forever in my heart!!! There is nothing like hearing a your happy baby’s laugh. Perfect Mother’s Day gift if you ask me. Incidentally, Mother’s Day is every day so let’s get the kids laughing 🙂 Enhancing this learning bath time session is your comforting and soothing touch which reinforces and nurtures baby’s developing mind. I am sure by now you can see how baby does react to your smiles and cooing. Same thing with your touch. This is backed by research which shares with us that routine touch and massage by a parent is critical to baby’s development, communication skills and learning. Don’t forgo the massage opportunity right after bath time with JOHNSON’S® baby lotion
While we bond, laugh, share quality time, clean our babies and make amazing memories take a look at all the added benefits we shower our babies with, according to JOHNSON’S® Science of the Senses research:
- Babies recognize moms on smell alone.
- Enjoyable and familiar scents have been shown to improve mood and alertness.
- Smells trigger more emotionally vibrant memories than other senses.
- Routine touch and massage helps develop self-confidence and the ability to relate to others.
- Infants who were exposed to touch and massage were: 50%more likely to make eye contact.
Wow, bath time and mommy’s touch sure are powerful for baby’s future! Let’s keep making memories, enjoying hugs, smiles, and laughs. I know I can’t get enough of them!
What other ways can you share where touch and smell during bath time can work together to engage and develop baby?
This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.