Do you have a fussy baby? Chances are your bub will end up with a higher IQ than his or her peers, claims a study. A study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care claims that fussy babies are much more responsive to their parents and this can actually be an advantage.
A key sign of possible giftedness in infants is the need for mental stimulation. In fact, it is not unusual for gifted babies to get fussy and even start to cry if they aren't provided constant stimulus.
The heavier a newborn, the higher their intelligence level. Various studies conducted about newborn babies have shown a slightly higher IQ in babies who had a larger birth weight. This could be due to the fact that heavier babies are nourished in a better way than babies with a lower birth weight.
Colic had no effect on cognitive development. Conclusions: Excessive, uncontrolled crying that persists beyond 3 months of age in infants without other signs of neurological damage may be a marker for cognitive deficits during childhood.
But many first-time parents find that after the first month of parenthood, it can actually get more difficult. This surprising truth is one reason many experts refer to a baby's first three months of life as the “fourth trimester.” If months two, three, and beyond are tougher than you expected, you're not alone.
Those born in September are, apparently, the smartest out of the entire year. According to Marie Claire, a study published in the National Bureau of Economic Research found that there's a clear correlation between the month during which you were born and how smart you are.
“Participants who were breastfed for 12 months or more had higher IQ scores (difference of 3·76 points), more years of education and higher monthly incomes than did those who were breastfed for less than 1 month,” the researchers wrote. Babies breastfed for a year or longer earned about a third more.
Since DHA and ARA promote the development of the brain and nervous system, they believe that when a child receives breast milk, it helps to increase cognitive abilities. Formula companies are aware of this, as well. They now add essential fatty acids to their infant formula to support brain and eye development.
In the vast majority of cases, parents of smiley babies have nothing to worry about. "A baby always smiling isn't anything abnormal," says Smerling. "It's a learning process for them and they're really just trying to process exactly what joy is, and how to share that joy with others around them that they're gazing at."
Does a baby's temperament predict lifelong personality?
Research: Infant Temperament Predicts Adult Personality, Mental Health Issues. A 30-year study by UMD researchers found that babies who showed shyness were more likely to become reserved and introverted adults.
Expose your child to science and some engineering discoveries too. To help your child become a genius, expose him/her to coding early. The reason is that coding helps in the development of some abilities such as creative problem-solving ability, logical reasoning, computational thinking, and others.
But the truth is, some babies are simply born more sensitive than others. And as a result, overstimulation and stress causes them to react differently. The short answer to this question is that we just don't know. It's been suggested that possible causes could include prenatal stress or a traumatic birth.
Once hormonal and birth influences subside, at about four months, you may start to get a sense of your baby's personality. By then, you and your baby will probably have settled into a pattern of nurture and playtime.
The World Health Organization recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for 6 months, then gradually introduced to appropriate foods after 6 months while continuing to breastfeed for 2 years or beyond. Stopping breastfeeding is called weaning. It is up to you and your baby to decide when the time is right.
According to studies, breastfeeding is the most powerful form of interaction between the mother and the infant. Due to the physical closeness, the baby is more close to the mother than to anyone else in the family. As per a few studies, breastfed mothers are closer to their babies as compared to bottle-fed mothers.
Breastfeeding has lots of great benefits for both mom and baby, but a new report from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that babies who are breastfed might live longer, healthier lives than their friends who weren't, according to the New York Times.
A study done in the U.K. showed that May is the luckiest month to be born, and October is the unluckiest. It could have something to do with that optimism, since positive attitudes have been associated with greater resilience.
February is the least common birth month, with avereage of 316,891 babies born in February annually. Tuesday is the most common day of the week for births in America. The highest percentage of births occur at 8 a.m. and noon.
A total of 36 out of 300 celebs are born in October, making it the month that the most successful and famous people celebrate their birthdays. Close behind was June, with 30 of the 300 born in the early summer including Ariana Grande, Elon Musk, and Lionel Messi.
Most people find the first six to eight weeks to be the hardest with a new baby, and whilst people may not openly discuss many of the challenges in these early weeks of parenthood (if at all), there are a number of common hurdles you may face at this time.
They become quite independent as they reach 5-6 years of age, even wanting to help you with some of the chores! This is probably why most parents look at age 6 as the magical age when parenting gets easier.