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Dancing with your baby helps to calm her, helps her feel secure, is a wonderful bonding activity, and stimulates almost every area of your baby’s brain.

What You Need:


  • Any type of music/song to dance to

What To Do:


  1. Hold your baby gently and securely against your body. If your baby does not yet have adequate neck muscles to lift her own head, support the head in all dances.

  2. How you hold your baby will depend on their level of muscle tone. You can hold your baby in the tummy time position, facing toward you, facing away from you, etc.

  3. If your baby is facing toward you, look directly in her eyes as you talk, dance and sing.

  4. Pat your baby to the beat of the song, or walk around keeping beat.

  5. Try slow and fast movements. Freeze dancing is always fun: dance to the music then stop and freeze when the music stops.

  6. Be careful not to overstimulate the brain by spinning or dancing too fast or for too long. Be guided by your baby and her reactions.

  7. Enjoy this special time together! Dancing with your baby helps to calm her, helps her feel secure, is a wonderful bonding activity, and stimulates almost every area of your baby’s brain -- encouraging the growth of vital neurotransmitters. For an adult’s brain, the benefits of dancing are equally significant, including an increase in cognitive abilities.


Adapted from: GymbaROO Active Baby Smart Kids