Do you notice that your baby gets irritated too often and needs a lot of mental stimulation? Maybe he’s gifted.
Raising a baby can be demanding and exhausting, but if the baby is also gifted, it can be even more exhausting! What happens is that many parents do not know that their babies could be gifted. Usually the signs that say children are gifted do not appear very early (or are not recognized too early). Although in reality, babies can show some signs that puThey are likely to have this talent when they grow up.
For example, a father or mother cannot know if their baby has memory or reasoning skills superior to their early age, they do not know to what extent their baby can be gifted. Not knowing that a baby is gifted does not mean that there are not certain signs that make parents suspicious. If you already have a child who is gifted, the baby may also show signs, or if one parent is gifted, the baby may be as well.
CHARACTERISTICS OF BEING GIFTED
If parents find that the baby has things that are not appropriate for his young age, then they will have to begin to look at the characteristics that all gifted children have: the constant need for mental stimulation. Even gifted babies need this kind of stimulation.
Unfortunately for these babies, there is little they can do to find this mental stimulation if the parents do not give it to them. When they start to grow a little, they can crawl and move to explore the world around them and find some mental stimulation, but as long as they are babies, they cannot move much on their own. The most they can do is move their heads to look around.
A baby who may be gifted can become frustrated when he has no new objects to explore visually. When he gets angry like all children: they cry and get frustrated. Parents are also often frustrated because they do not know what is happening or what they can do to improve the situation.
WHAT IF THEY ARE COLIC?
Perhaps parents when they see that a baby does not stop crying due to lack of stimulation, they think that it is colic or some other problem of basic need. It is normal for them to have this type of thinking, since babies often cry inconsolably and for a long time due to colic or other ailments. Instead, your baby may just need something new to look at, stimulation to quench his early, exploratory thirst.
The next time your baby cries and you can’t figure out what the problem is, try moving him around, change the scene. Sometimes all it takes is moving a car seat so your baby is heading in a different direction and has other things to look at. Maybe if you sing him a different song than the ones he already knows, he will also be entertained.
Babies usually need to move very frequently, sometimes every twenty minutes! However, it is important to note that the baby could have colic or something more serious in health and that in this case or when in doubt, you will always need to go to the pediatrician to know if the baby’s health is okay. Do not wait for it to pass on its own … If the crying is persistent, you should definitely go to the doctor as soon as possible. However, if your baby stops crying after you move him or give him something new to explore, then the problem was likely a lack of mental stimulation .
Remember; If your baby needs a lot of mental stimulation and new things on a constant basis, then chances are your baby is a gifted baby , and this talent should be encouraged!
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.