Touch is a primary way for babies to interact with and learn about the world. Providing “tactile rich” experiences is a critical job of parents and caretakers.
Here are some ways to do this:
- Water play during baths
- Creams and moisturizers
- Taking the baby’s hand and rubbing over varied surfaces. You can add a language component by labeling the sensation
- Baby books with textures
- Infant massage (there are books on this)