#9: Four Things to Do With Your Newborn with Deborah McNelis

by | Mar 22, 2022 | Podcast

Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

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Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast

#9: Four Things to Do With Your Newborn

with Deborah McNelis


We’ve all heard how important the first 60 days are for your newborn’s development. But when all you see them do is sleep, eat, and poop, it can be hard to imagine anything major is happening inside. Thankfully, science has proven otherwise! So what are some things you can do with your newborn to make the most of these first 2 months and form the essential bonds that will benefit your baby for years to come?

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In this episode, I talk to Deborah McNelis, M. Ed. Deborah is an early brain development specialist, author, speaker, and founder of Brain Insights LLC. We discuss some common misconceptions about newborn care, the best ways parents can nourish their newborn’s brain growth, and answer some burning questions about how to handle your little one in those first 60 days.


Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [01:41] Introducing early brain development specialist Deborah McNelis
  • [05:31] The importance of the first 60 days of life
  • [07:54] What parents can do to help their newborn’s brain development
  • [11:18] Should you be concerned if your baby cries too long without soothing them?
  • [12:17] Babies who spend time in the NICU after birth
  • [17:00] Common myths about newborn development and care
  • [23:13] What parents can do today to nourish brain growth

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I’m a child development specialist, parent coach and teacher trainer. I’ve cared for countless babies in child development programs, plus 3 kids, 3 grand babies and 5 foster babies! I LOVE babies and would come hold yours if I could. ❤️

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