Taking Care of Yourself
Welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood
It is never too early to start reading to your baby. Perhaps you already initiated this habit when your baby was istill inside. It's reassuring for her to hear your voice often, and wonderfully soothing for both of you to snuggle during story time. Although there is no set time of the day best for reading to a baby, there are some conditions that will make it easier to hold her attention. Choose a place that is comfortable for you to sit. A location that is reasonably quiet and away from noise and physical distractions like the TV and radio. But most important, find the place that feels right for both you and your baby. You might select very basic books at first, with simple faces in a black-and-white motif, which are very easy for your baby to see. Or you might find that your baby prefers just to listen to the sound of your voice rather than look at pictures. While setting aside some quiet cuddle time, you're also beginning to establish a pattern of reading to your baby.