Baby's Brain - What You Should Know About It
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Baby’s Brain – What You Should Know About It

If you are a parent, you must definitely know about the brain of your baby.The foremost fact you must know is that the brain of the baby grows very rapidly. It will more than double to reach nearly 60% of the size of the adult brain before the baby completes its first year. When the baby grows to be 2 or 3 years, its brain will have fully grown but the development may not be complete till the baby becomes an adult and reaches 25 or 26.Experts opine that the brain of the baby is similar to a lantern. Just as a lantern scatters light throughout the room, the brain of the baby is less focused than that of the adults. But the number of neuronal connections in the baby brain may be much more than those in the adult brains. Their neurotransmitters are less inhibitory also. That is the reason they are less focused. They know vaguely about everything due to which they can not differentiate between important and unimportant things. On the contrary, the perception of adults resembles the working of a flashlight that can be highly focused.When babies babble, it signals they are interested in learning. So, as a parent, you must talk to them to make them smarter. Experts emphatically say that having dialogues with babies can be the best way to respond to their vocalizations.But at the same time, it is not necessary that you must keep talking to them all silly things throughout the day. Remember that the attention span of babies is very short. So, they get over-stimulated easily. It is better to limit your interactions because by doing so, you are helping them calm down. Other ways of calming them are rocking them, swaddling, dimming the lights, etc. It is necessary to calm them down because they may not be able to control their over-stimulation.Recent studies have categorically established that educational DVDs are not useful for developing social responses in babies. These DVDs cannot help even in their learning of languages. Babies can differentiate between responsive things and non-responsive things. That is the reason educational DVDs will not help.A great way to make babies understand people is to make them spend time with others like non-parental caregivers. Grand-parents, daycare teachers, family friends, and other relatives belong to this category. This will help them learn facial expressions and will improve their ability to understand others’ perspectives and emotions.