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Is it good for my baby to have alone time or do I need to play with him constantly?

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Dr. Russell Faust
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In brief: Yes

Every baby, and every child, needs quiet time, separate from sleep time.
Whereas it's great fun to make a baby laugh, you will notice that whatever you are doing to get that belly laugh will eventually over-stimulate your baby and make them cry. You do not need to play with him constantly. You will both enjoy the quiet times too.

In brief: Yes

Every baby, and every child, needs quiet time, separate from sleep time.
Whereas it's great fun to make a baby laugh, you will notice that whatever you are doing to get that belly laugh will eventually over-stimulate your baby and make them cry. You do not need to play with him constantly. You will both enjoy the quiet times too.
Dr. Russell Faust
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In brief: Yes

It is good for the baby to have alone time.
During this time, he will learn to self-console, learn to explore his immediate environment and you may hear a contented babbling during this time. You should still attend to any needs, like hunger or pain, and he definitely needs his time with you, too. Often a baby will show signs when he needs less stimulation, like gaze avoidance.

In brief: Yes

It is good for the baby to have alone time.
During this time, he will learn to self-console, learn to explore his immediate environment and you may hear a contented babbling during this time. You should still attend to any needs, like hunger or pain, and he definitely needs his time with you, too. Often a baby will show signs when he needs less stimulation, like gaze avoidance.
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