As a parent, I am always concerned about my daughter optimum wellbeing.
Is she in good state of health? Is she learning optimally? Is she having enough sleep? Is she progressing in all areas of growth like her peers?
If you are like me, it is normal to want your little angel to be the best and brightest, and it will be abnormal if you are not concerned about your child’s development.
How can you nurture your baby to be smart, healthy and happy? What can you do to ensure they reach their full potential? What actions must you not take in your journey of becoming a successful parent?
I also had similar questions in my mind when my wife informed me that she was pregnant some years back. I made up my mind to raise a smart, healthy and happy baby. As a researcher, author and pharmacist I started studying materials on this topic. I found a lot of information and distilled them to few truths. Then, I go all out to apply them.
First, I made sure my wife had adequate rest in her third trimester (As a pharmacist her schedule was busy so I told her to get a break), we both agreed to do exclusive breastfeeding for our new born for the first 6 months of life and my wife decided to keep breastfeeding her for up to 15 months. We also fed her with a baby formula rich in fruits and fibre. We exposed her to outdoor activities from 6 months. She started learning and development from 9 months, we reduced her exposure to screen (TV, phone or Tablet) to less than an hour per day, invested in developmental appropriate toys, communicate regularly with her and allow her to participate in chores from 18 months. Our daughter grew up very smart, beautiful, healthy and full of life. Neighbours, friends, visitors and other parents started asking us questions about how we were able to raise such a wealthy kid. Our approach is to remind them that each child developmental journey is different and there are other factors like genetics, sex of the baby, and adjusted birth dates that influence developmental milestones. However, we also point out to them few good habits we use to raise our daughter. When they followed our guide, they gave us positive feedbacks. So, I decided to share this information with every parent and intending parent who cares to listen and desire to give their babies the best start in life.
This short guide if APPLY will help you
- experience peace of mind in your journey of raising a healthy, happy and smart toddler full of life and energy.
- Save you stress, money and time associated with raising a kid properly if you miss it in the first 1000 days of life.
- Experience the joy of laying a solid foundation for your child’s future.
- Become an inspiration to other parents just like me.