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I have a very highneeds ds, 6 months old. He will only play (tummytime, or playmat, etc for a few minutes.. even with me there the whole time or not... He seems to be happy only in my arms. I don't mind carrying him, the housework can wait... but I am concerned that he is understimulated.<br><br>
We go out every day, unless sick.. to the store, or park, appointments, his baby class that he hates.. but somehow I feel that he isnt getting enough for his brain...<br><br>
please help.. how can I give him enough stimulation???<br><br>
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Everthing your child sees, smells, hears, tastes, touches is providing stimulation - and new nueral pathways! Stimulation does not have to be a structured play activity. At six months wanting to be held all the time is pretty normal IMO. And playing for just a few minutes is very normal!<br><br>
The sound of your voice, singing, being touched, etc. are all wonderful stimulation for your child! Movement while being carried around is stimulation!<br>
He is learning so much by observing the world from the safety of your arms!<br><br>
ps - do the housework with him in a carrier - definately provides them with stimulation (describe your activities too for language stimulation!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Everthing your child sees, smells, hears, tastes, touches is providing stimulation - and new nueral pathways! Stimulation does not have to be a structured play activity. At six months wanting to be held all the time is pretty normal IMO. And playing for just a few minutes is very normal!<br><br>
The sound of your voice, singing, being touched, etc. are all wonderful stimulation for your child! Movement while being carried around is stimulation!<br>
He is learning so much by observing the world from the safety of your arms!<br><br>
ps - do the housework with him in a carrier - definately provides them with stimulation (describe your activities too for language stimulation!)</div>
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I agree!<br><br>
I used to put DD in a carrier and go about my life while talking to her about what I was doing. I just had regular, adult conversations with her--what to buy at the store, what I was up to for dinner, etc.<br><br>
We also took loads of walks with her in a carrier at that age--I'd point out the flowers, let her smell them, point out the birds, lie down in the grass together, etc.
 
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