Learn How to Get Back to Basics with RETRO BABY

Written by Role Mommy contributor, Danielle Feigenbaum.

Retro_Baby_cover_v5_smallEST.jpg Cut back on all the gear and boost your baby’s development with more than 100 time-tested activities.

The new book, Retro Baby written by Anne H. Zachry, PHD, OTR/L, is released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This book is intended to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of one-on-one play with children during the early stages of life. With over 20 years experience, Zachry understands that each family and baby have different needs and in her book, she offers many flexible strategies and suggestions for playtime that provide lots of opportunities to spend valuable time with baby, creating that special bond that will last a lifetime.
Packed with more than 100 wonderful activities based on modern day research, Retro Baby is a comprehensive guide that will help parents and caregivers:
-Learn how crucial connections are formed between a child’s brain and muscles during the first year of life.
-Discover how the over use of some products can hinder infant exploration.
-Observe how good old-fashioned play affects your baby’s development in a positive way.
-Try a variety of ideas that enhance baby’s ability to learn.
-See how to make traditional, handmade toys using common household items.
Retro Baby also includes chapters on keeping your sleeping baby safe, practicing tummy time and preventing positional skull deformities.
It’s only been six years since my little one was a baby and there are so many new “things” out there claiming to be good for child’s development. I love the idea that you don’t need all the bells and whistles, that just playing with and using things around your house are great for their development. The book even has words to some nursery rhymes you can sing to your baby, so sweet! I was just watching old videos of my kids and they were so smiley when I sang “If you’re happy and you know it” or “Open shut them” etc. There are also chapters on enhancing development with retro activities split up into 2-3 month intervals.
This book will make a fabulous baby shower gift, everyone with a baby should have one! Retro Baby is available now through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and bookstores nationwide.