In foreign terms you often hear me time. The meaning of me time itself is to give you the opportunity to pamper yourself from your routine. Whereas in babies, me time or alone time is an opportunity to rest.
Generally, when the baby is awake, you or your family never stop asking him to play. This is very good for stimulation in babies, but occasionally you can allow your baby a few minutes to feel his own time without any stimulation or reaction.
Babies need quiet time even if only a few minutes despite different goals. The main purpose is to make him rest or entertain himself. It is the same with adults who need me time so that they get rid of fatigue as well as babies who every time you play and chat with them need quiet time even if only a few minutes.
Signs that your baby needs me time include when the baby is playing or chatting with you, but the baby has started to avoid eye contact, then is indicated by other movements such as shaking his head, your baby’s hands often stretching or crying.
The above signs must be supported by good baby health and friendly environmental conditions (not cold, hot or uncomfortable). If it is not because of health or environmental problems, try to let your baby enjoy some alone time. You can end baby play and then place your baby on the mat to enjoy some quiet time.
Here’s how to give babies the opportunity to enjoy “me time” or alone time:
- You can accompany your baby but not a playmate but only supervise your child. For example, when you write a letter, you can give the baby toys and let him play alone.
- No need to rush to invite babies to play. If the baby is alone there is no need to rush your baby to play. Don’t worry, your baby is enjoying playing alone. All you have to do is be beside the baby. can while doing other activities.
- Reduce noise and activity. You can reduce the noise generated from TV, music or surroundings that disturb your baby. Let your baby enjoy some time alone so that he is happy with his activities for some time.
- Let the baby enjoy waking up. When your baby wakes up and isn’t crying, you don’t have to rush to pick him up. But you can calm him down even more.
The above activities can help a bored baby to enjoy baby time alone. So you give your baby a relaxing time.