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Baby development: Your 9 month old

Baby stress

A parent with high stress levels (or toxic stress) can affect his or her baby in a negative way.

A little bit of stress is a good thing for a baby — the challenges of learning to walk and talk should cause some degree of positive stress that propels your baby’s development onward. However, if a baby’s environment becomes too stressful, it can alter a baby’s brain development. To avoid this kind of toxic stress, parents need to remember to take care of themselves, too, instead of focusing completely on their baby.

Read more about baby stress in our interview with Bundoo Child Psychologist, Eva Roditi.

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