|Psychologist Emma Kenny|
In the first three years of the baby's life, its brain grows at its most rapid rate. Interaction plays an enormous part in its growth and development. Babies are born connected to others. A newborn baby will instinctively try to mimic us and will respond to familiar stimuli from the womb. The baby can differentiate between voices and recognise music that was listened to in-utero. Babies respond to attention and this love and nurturing helps form neural pathways in the brain, helping the baby to make sense of its environment.
It is this interaction that is at the forefront of Graco's latest pushchair designs. The Fusio and the Symbio both have the rearward facing feature, allowing babies and toddlers to enjoy communicating with their parents when out and about. Mum and Dad can chat to, sing with and have eye contact with their precious little ones. This reduces baby's stress levels in the face of life's hectic environments and helps them feel safe and content. This aids their mental and emotional development and helps the neural pathways develop. It also releases Oxytocin into the bloodstream which is the "feel good" hormone which will help our babies feel happy! Giving our babies this start in life can help them become more confident as they grow up.
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