Early Learning Giving my baby a good start

Q: Sometimes my baby cries and turns away when I give him a toy. What does this mean?
A: Timing is everything when you introduce a new toy or game. If your baby is ready to sleep or has been playing for a while, a new activity is likely to be overstimulating, and he may cry and turn away rather than play. Don’t be disheartened; simply wait until he’s well rested and gently introduce the item again later.

Take it slowly when you bring a toy into view. If you move something noisy or colorful too quickly into his line of sight or place a bright mobile very abruptly overhead, your baby could be startled and upset. Just imagine if something half the size of your body was suddenly put within a few inches ...

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