Though hugs have been a no-no in the post-COVID world, thankfully our babies can still readily receive them from their parents and caregivers! It is an essential part of their wellbeing and helps them to feel safe. Learn more about the benefits of hugging in our latest blog post, inspired by Australian children’s book "I need a Hug” by author Aaron Blabey, which is stocked in our hamper shop.
Sharing stories, singing, and talking helps baby’s development, and is a great way to stimulate their imagination.
These activities – done every day – help your baby to familiarise themselves with sounds, words, language and eventually the love and joy of books. This builds baby’s early literacy and listening skills in a way that is fun and engaging for them.
For parents, reading is also a great time to build the bond between you and your child.