Things That Babies Love!
Love - Baby's need for love, attention, and affection from their parents and other carers is essential for their development. They appreciate being held, snuggled, conversed with, and entertained.
Gentle Touch - Babies love and crave touch, as well as your attention. So snuggling with your little one, holding them gently, engaging in skin-to-skin contact, caressing their face, holding their hands, or touching their toes are all beautiful ways to bond.
Sleep - Infants need a lot of sleep, and when they are comfortable and well-rested, they frequently feel the happiest.
Bouncing - Maybe it’s because it reminds them of the womb, or just for the fun they get bouncing in a “standing” position, but bouncing really is one of every baby’s favorite activities. And it doesn’t stop at babyhood - just think about how much big kids (and adults) like jumping on the bed!
Noise-Making Toys - It’s actually kind of a chicken-or-the-egg question - did Baby pick out the toy with the most annoying repeating sound possible to be their favorite thing this week? Or was the toy actually fine before, but Baby’s enthusiasm for it has slowly transformed it, until one day you realize that there has never in the history of the world been a more irritating rendition of “Row, row, row your boat?” If you haven’t encountered this phenomenon yet, count yourself lucky, but brace yourself - chances are, it’s coming.
Playthings - Infants are naturally curious and like exploring their environment. Kids frequently prefer toys with vivid colors, fascinating textures, sounds, or movements.
Familiar Faces - A baby's attachment to familiar faces, particularly those of their parents or other major carers, tends to be very strong.
Colors - After months of not seeing in full color yet, and being drawn most strongly to extreme contrasts of dark and light, Baby is at the point now when they are starting to see more and more colors - first red, then blue, then all of the rest - and they love them! The brighter the better.
Your Favorite Things - At this point, it doesn’t matter what they are - the thing Baby wants to do the most is what you do. If they see you on your phone a lot, they are probably turning into a little technophile. If they see you cooking, they are probably yearning for a spatula and frying pan of their own.
You - More than anything or anyone else, at this point, you and your partner are the center of Baby’s world. You are their favorite toy and best playmate and protector, and they want nothing more than to have you around all the time and act exactly like you.