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Autumn has arrived at baby joy

September 27, 2013 — Category: Baby Gifts, New Baby Gifts General News — Written by Adam

Our new stock has finally arrived!

It’s so cute and I cannot wait to share them all with you.

I was like a small child at Christmas opening all the boxes when the stock arrived and made as much mess I wasn’t so keen on the clearing up.

we have a lovely new selection of baby gift baskets & gift sets as well as our lovely traditional gift baskets which people come back time after time to buy to send to friends, family or colleagues.

We always choose each item very carefully as we take pride in our work and it has to be perfect.

We never send any paperwork or receipts out with any of our gifts only your message as we are and will always be a baby gift company who will always make every single gift special.

We also have a few new big sister and new big brother gifts so why not add one to your order so no one feels left out.

As we start to snuggle down in the cold dark evenings our thoughts start wondering to Christmas shopping so if you have a new baby to buy for or have had a baby and looking for a personalised gift for new nanny and granddad don’t forget that we are now taking orders for our very popular Christmas fine china frames and 1st Christmas baubles which can be personalised with the new arrivals name and year of birth and give joy every year as it takes pride of place on the tree or holding a precious photograph which brings back happy memories year after year, but hurry as all are hand painted in the potteries with a 2 week delivery time.

The frames also make great gifts for grandparents or aunties and uncles so please visit our personalized china page

Fine motor development of babies

September 20, 2013 — Category: Baby Advice — Written by natalie

The main development of fine motor development are

The Palmer grasp at 6 months involves the baby using his whole hand the baby can now pick up large toys or finger foods by wrapping their hand around the object this can still be a bit clumsy and they might not always find their mouth so can be a messy experience but a very important skill for baby to experience and develop.

Pointing with the index finger normally develops at around 9 months baby can now point to a object or person in a very defendant way I played a game with both my children to develop this skill and language, I would put them on my lap facing me and I would ask them to point to parts of my face starting with nose and lips and then moving on to more difficult features when they had mastered them like chin, ears and eyes but be careful with this one as you might get a little finger in your eye ouch!

Pincer grasp has moved on greatly by 12 months baby can now pick up much smaller items using the thumb and first finger baby is keen to start feeding themselves and my children loved emptying the toy box or kitchen cupboard to practice this skill on a daily basis.

Picking up small object at 15 months the baby can now pick up very small items now in a very skilled action using the tips of the thumb and first finger my daughter showed this skill off when having a development test with her health visitor who had placed a small brick on the floor in front of her to see if she could pick it up she looked at her for a moment studying her face the picked up a bit of fluff of the carpet and gave it to her.

That’s my girl!

All children develop at different rates and this is just a guide but it’s important to let them develop it by letting them experience as many different textures, shapes and object as possible in a safe environment and trying different foods encourages this as well as foods all feel different and making a mess is all about learning.

Early social development of babies

September 13, 2013 — Category: Baby Advice — Written by natalie

The baby’s first relationship is usually with mum and dad but he is also able to form attachments with others but it’s the quality of the interaction rather than the length of time.

Babies love to be talked too it doesn’t matter what you say but if talked to in a soft gentle voice they will normally calm down and study your face.

If baby dose not respond to you then check the basics that they are not hungry, need a nappy change or too hot or cold.

It dose not matter if the main carer is the biological mother or not they will always respond to them as long as the primary carer is sensitive to the babies signals and needs for example when the baby smiles, cries or is happy playing or babbling the responds given by the mother establishes the babies early socialization forming the basis for communication between mother and baby.

Babies imitate the gestures and vocal noises that we make this is the way babies learn and develop and this is the main way we can identify when a baby might have hearing problems as this important stage is slowed down or the baby is unaware of the vocal relationship between them and others making social development delayed.

This is what makes feeding, bath time, playing, nappy changing so important in every babies life it’s a time to learn and share experiences as well as having fun.

Never rush this special time with baby as you will unsettle them which will mean a difficult time for you later as they might not sleep or feed as well.

Generally if you are happy and relaxed so will baby which normally means more sleep for you which as every new parent will tell you is the one thing you need.

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