1. Intake of Folic Acid
Intake of Folic Acid
Folic acid plays a very important role in forming of brain cells. Most doctors recommend taking supplements that consist of folic acid. It has been found in a research that women who took folic acid 4 weeks before pregnancy and 8 weeks after pregnancy had 40% less chance of giving birth to autistic babies. Natural sources of folic acid are green leafy vegetables like fortified breakfast cereals and spinach lentils.
2. Baby Talking
Baby Talking
Baby talking has proved to work wonders. You may feel silly doing so initially, but soon your baby would start responding and it would help you form an intimate bond with your baby. Your baby would hear and respond to you and would even recognize your voice. Rubbing your tummy gently has also proved to be a very good simulation.
3. Stay active
Stay active
It is very vital that you stay active and fit during your pregnancy. To make your baby smart it is important that you throw away your laziness. Light exercises and walking would secrete those body hormones that would help in baby’s brain development. It has been proven that mothers who are active during pregnancy have smarter children.
4. Regular breastfeeding
Regular breastfeeding
Breastfeeding your baby for at least the first 6 months is very crucial for your baby’s health and development. Breast milk is the sole source of nutrition for your baby and it also provides wholesome nutrition. Not only does it keep the baby healthy, but also helps to increase brain strength
5. Stay calm and happy
Stay calm and happy
During your pregnancy, it is advised that the mother should stay calm, stress-free and happy. Your baby can sense your mood and your mood highly affects your baby’s development. Your mood, stress and thoughts can affect your baby’s mental development to a large extent. Hence it is important to stay happy and stress-free.
6. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Your lifestyle, what your diet is and your routine have a direct impact on your baby’s development. Make sure you sleep well, your sleep pattern is organized, and your diet consists of iron-rich and protein-rich food, regular intake of fruits and such. This would make a huge difference in your baby’s mental development. Foods like milk, coconut, almonds, ghee and fennel seeds would affect your baby’s complexion. Also, it is important that you stay in a positive environment.