Sometimes we forget that babies and young children can experience a sense of pressure and stress that can impact on their general well-being. First and foremost babies need their basic needs met ie: thirst, hunger, comfort and communication with family members. Despite all our best efforts sometimes babies can become unsettled and distressed. Soothing talk and a gentle touch will often help soothe a baby. Infant massage also helps reduce infant stress.
If possible try to avoid over stimulation. For example, some children become stressed if there is too much noise or too much general activity around them. Too many changes in a child's life can also impact on their ability to manage the challenges of growing up. If excessive stimulation or change is unavoidable, offer your infant or child support and loving reassurance.
Following are further suggestions for promoting a young child's well-being:
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10-Nov-2015 1:05 PM (AEST)