I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-800-BABY-123(1-800-222-9123).
Visitto learn more about NeuroPro™ and request a free sample.
Whenwe had no idea that brain-building activities for a newborn existed. To be honest, we were so focused on becoming parents and keeping our baby healthy that games and activities were the last things on our minds! Now that he’s a little older, we’re finding out how important it is to encourage and nourish brain development!
I am not an expert by any means. These activities are simply what has worked for us and we’re loving bonding with our little one in this way!
Lots of eye contact.
This is something that can be done from day 1! It’s especially fun when they can focus on you and recognize you.
Talk to them and respond to their babbling and cooing. This is great for developing their vocabulary!
Playtime is important!
We love playtime. We had no idea that playtime was something that a newborn could do! For us, this means introducing toys and stuffed animals to our little one. We’re teaching him to touch them, look at them, see different colors and contrast, as well as listen to music in the background.
Make bath time fun.
Bath time is more than just a chore – it’s a wonderful time to bond with your little one! We love chatting and making eye contact with our baby as well as splashing water during bath time. There are lots of ways to make this a fun time that promotes brain development!
All the snuggles!
Physical touch is so important for babies. Stroking his hair, holding his little hands, rubbing his tummy, lots of snuggles, hugs, and kisses. This is an easy one for me since I can’t help but snuggle him!
Nourish brain growth.
It’s so important to nourish brain growth as well as include brain-building activities!
We tried breastfeeding as much as we could, but at the time I wasn’t able to produce enough. So we turned to supplementation! The hospital had Enfamil® on hand for us to supplement with.
Over the next month, he continued to have issues gaining weight with breastfeeding alone, so we turned to (andonly) formula to have MFGM as an ingredient in amounts supported by clinical research. MFGM has been shown to help close the gap in cognitive development between breastfed and formula-fed infants **!to help supplement his feeding times. We had no idea that by doing that we were not only nourishing his body, but also nourishing his brain development. has a brain-building fat-protein blend of MFGM and DHA previously only found in breast milk*. It’s the first
will always be our go to! While our little Atlas is mostly breastfed, there are times that we supplement with Enfamil®. I’m so grateful that we’ve found a formula to supplement with that is dedicated to understanding the nutritional benefits of breast milk. Enfamil is backed by decades of research. Not only that, but I’m grateful to have found something that promotes brain building for our little one!
If you’re interested in trying it out, check out (1-800-222-9123)for more information and to request a free sample!or call 1-800-BABY-123
*In amounts supported by clinical research. As measured by Bayley cognitive scores.
**As measured by Bayley-III cognitive score at 12 months in a different formula with MFGM added as an ingredient.
This is sponsored by Enfamil® Infant Formula.