You know the anticipated feeling whenever you take your child for her first visit to any places,and meet your friends,acquaintances and even family members. You will think whatever the child’s response is entirely tied to how you cared for the little one since birth. So if the baby slacks and cry in front of the newly met faces,there is a tendency to think its you to be blamed. I would like to think otherwise. There are many socio cultural development injections to this. Or it can merely be the atmosphere and condition the child was in during the first encounter. Think introducing baby just after she’s fed ( read: filling:Content:happy) with your bestie who is sweet looking and calm , and who knows how to smile vs introducing baby who’s eyebrows are too sharp that she looks as though she’s frowning. Her big eyes and loud voice apparently scared the tired and hungry baby.
The child might be able to receive anybody including strangers. At times,there are certain family members who fears the baby’s rejection-don’t think its baby’s fault. Seek and learn your child’s development. Parents should know that their role is way more than feeding the baby.
So when I took L.O for a stroll last weekend, and bumped into a couple of clowns, I made sure she interpreted the clowns are safe and won’t harm her. Held her closely and mummy made the first move and said Hello. Mr Clown had a toy attached to his balloon pouch-that helped. Babies are attracted to new things-which they normally interpret as toys. The plastic bowl and spoon in the kitchen are classic examples.