This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect.
I’ve been away from home for a few days now, and what I probably miss the most are the hugs from my daughters every morning before they leave for school! That hug that gives them the confidence to walk out the door knowing that they’re going to have a great day. That hug that shows how much we love each other, all without saying a word.
When my daughters were babies, just putting them against my bare skin was enough to calm them down. They’d be asleep in minutes, laying on my chest. That’s the power of a mother’s loving touch! It soothes our children, delights them, and nurtures their developing mind. In fact, by the age of three, 85% of a baby’s brain has developed. This is why it’s so important to engage with your little one from the first moments of his or her life! There are benefits to holding your baby skin-to-skin, like I did, as well as engaging with them during bath time. Bathing your baby is so much more than just getting them clean… touch and smell work together to create a whole sensory experience!
There’s also been research done on the effects that routine touch and massage by a parent or loving caregiver has on a baby. It is critical to baby’s growth and development, communication and learning in many ways! It helps a child develop their self-confidence and their ability to relate to others, and improves their quality of sleep when part of a bedtime routine. And we all want our babies to sleep well, for the sake of our own sanity! Don’t limit this to just your babies. When you reach over and gently touch someone, it instantly gives them a sense of safety and comfort, no matter how old they are. There’s nothing like the human touch.
My sister, who’s expecting later this year, finds out today if she’s having a boy or a girl. I’m SO excited and can’t wait for her to experience all the abrazos, risitas, y cariñitos with her little one… all the giggles, hugs, and loving touches. JOHNSON’S® wants to encourage moms to enjoy these moments and to remember that every touch, every hug, and every smile stimulates your baby’s senses and lasts a lifetime. Share your loving moments with your baby using the hashtag #SoMuchMore and you might be featured on JOHNSON’S brand social channels – Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
This is a sponsored campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.