For Mothers of Infants
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THTM #5: Babies blossom
What is the key message?
- Parents have great power to help babies blossom and be the best they can be.
Who should receive this message?
- Pregnant women.
- Parents and caregivers of babies from birth to a year.
How can this message be used?
- Think back to your childhood. We all remember people who had a great impact on our lives when we were younger. Who was influential to you when you were growing up?
- How did they impact your life?
- Your baby trusts you to create a lifetime foundation of love. What do you do everyday that lets your baby know you love her and that she can trust you?
- How is your love helping your baby blossom?
- (Give parents the handout and ask them to read the top ten list.) Which of these actions protects your baby?
- Which of these actions enriches your baby’s life?
- How will what you feed your baby today make a difference to her tomorrow?
- Someday your baby will tell others how you protected and enriched her life. What do you want her to say about you?
- What food-related actions will you do this week to protect and enrich your baby’s life?
- What other actions will you try this week to give your baby a great start in life?