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Support your infant’s developing brain and ability to self-regulate with this activity

What You Need:

None

What To Do:


  1. When your infant is crying and you know she is not hungry and has a clean diaper, calm yourself by taking three deep belly breaths.

  2. Hold your infant and use her movement preferences (rocking, bouncing or simply going on a walk with you) to calm her.

  3. Use a nurturing tone of voice and empathetic expression to show your understanding.

  4. Then reassure your infant and engage her upper-brain by saying, “You’re safe. I’m here.”