Why Are Families so Important for Babies?

Why are families so important for babies?

Families are not the only people who play important roles in babies life’s, many different people contribute to the environment that makes an impact in a babies life, whether physical or emotional needs. As stated in Rai and Flynn (2004, page 40) “the consistency and quality of the emotional relationship is more important than the biological relationship.” In order for babies to grow and develop into a well balanced child they need  to be encouraged to form close relationships to those around them. With positive relationships babies will learn and develop to their full potential and become secure with their confidence and self esteem, it is again stated by Rai and Flynn that “even close relationships is not with a child’s parents, as long as a child has someone consistently there for them, they are likely to be ok.”

Families play an important role in providing for their babies, love, comfort, stimulation and security to develop and form a close relationship. The mother of the child does not need to be the sole carer, fathers, childminders and family members such as grandparents can also provide this role, babies are able to form a close relationship with more than one person.

Physical development.

A child’s physical development skills are developing at a fast rate throughout their early years, Babies go through a number of physical development milestones, from being able to hold their heads up to rolling over, crawling and walking.

Physical development is one important factor for early learning, Babies learn through their senses, initially they explore the world by their own movements, their tongue and their touch.
Two different types of physical development are gross and fine motor skills.
Fine motor skills is the use of the hands in co-ordination with the eyes. This allows children to perform very delicate procedures with their fingers, with the eyes influencing the precise movements of the fingers. The...