為嬰兒（2-5個月）準備的必需品Essential things & environment for newborn (2-5 months)
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Babies of 2-5 months are already more proficient in body control than they were at birth. For example, the head will turn to the place where the sound is made, and there will be some whole hand grasping movements; at the same time, the baby's vision can slowly start to see colors, And slowly see objects at close range and objects at a distance.
What environment and items do babies need at this time?
The most important thing for babies during this time is to establish an interpersonal relationship. Therefore, interaction with parents or primary caregivers is the foundation of the most basic interpersonal relationship!
Babies of 2-5 months still need to build a sense of security and trust, so just like a newborn, the high-quality companionship and interaction of parents is the best way for babies to create a sense of security and trust. You can touch your baby gently, whisper with him/her, talk with him/her when the child is awake, hum and sing nursery rhymes, and read picture books for the child when the child is lying on his stomach, practicing raising his head.
- Gobbi mobile (five or seven balls)
Gobbi mobile (either five balls or seven balls) are made from a single color sphere in varying shades. The Gobbi mobile color changes are both exciting and beautiful and can help babies improve their visual discrimination skills. Mom and Dad can hang the Gobbi mobile at a 45-degree angle, with the darkest color hanging in the lowest position and the brightest color hanging in the highest place. The baby lies under the Gobbi mobile and can observe the color change.
- Hand pull ring
You can tie a small wooden ring to one side of an elastic ribbon, and then fix the other side to the "baby gym" wooden frame or to the height where the baby's hand may touch in the baby's activity area. This pull ring can promote the baby's hand-eye coordination and stimulate the baby's whole hand reaction: he/she may catch or hit the ball. It should be noted that the ring should be large enough for the baby to reach out and grab it.
- 2-3 small wooden toys
Different wooden toys such as wooden cars, wooden dolphins, wooden rattles, and wooden balls can stimulate the baby's tactile development and promote their grasping ability. If it is a wooden rattle with sound, the baby can make a rocking motion while the wooden rattle will make a soft sound, thus encouraging the baby to make more rocking motions.
- All sorts of small balls
All kinds of small balls can stimulate the baby's physical activities with all hands. Simultaneously, the little balls should be able to roll slowly, so that when the baby is lying on his stomach, it can stimulate the baby's crawling movements when he/she is ready.
- A wooden interlocking ring
The interlocking ring allows the baby to practice whole hand grasping, and it also allows the baby to practice the exchange of hands.
- A low mirror
Mirrors can help babies explore and develop attention, and they can also help babies have a new understanding of their surroundings. Seeing the reflection on the mirror, the baby can focus on his movements and coordinate. When the baby looks in the mirror, parents should
guide them, tell them that this is a mirror and that you and I in the mirror are our real reflections. Mom and dad can put the mirror in the sports/activity area and avoid placing the mirror next to where the baby sleeps because such a place should be a resting place.
Environmental preparation for babies of 2-5 months is similar to that of newborns because fixed living places can help babies establish security. Every child has his/her characteristics, so it is recommended that parents can find their children's schedules by observing the children and recording their needs. Before the child is one year old, parents should try their best to match the child's needs. From 1 year old, according to the child's ability, parents could let the child's schedule slowly integrate into the family routine schedule.
Mom and dad can also add a low cabinet and display the items (toys) in the baby's activity area during this time. The baby can freely explore the space, and mom and dad can assist the baby in returning the items when the baby finishes playing. By doing so, parents let the baby slowly know that everything has its place, and slowly the baby also learns the concept of tidying up.
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