Parenting role, including through activities to stimulate baby's growth, not only belongs to the mother. My father also had an equally important role in parenting. The involvement of fathers and mothers in the baby's growth and development activities have many positive effects.
According to Dr. Eddy Vadlyana, SpA, fathers' involvement in activities related to infant growth and development not only grow together. The presence of fathers and mothers in caring for babies and assist your child in every activity also showed the concept of an intact family.
"It is psychologically healthy for mom and dad, and healthy for the baby because she was in the morning sunlight that it needs to support its growth," said Dr. Eddy during a press conference and the record-breaking festival Happynesia MURI Most Baby Train Parade (714) in the East Parking Surabaya (Delta) Plaza, Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday (5/27/2012).
Dr. Eddy said the baby's growth is influenced by genetic and environmental. Environmental factors of nutrition and stimulation. How do fathers and mothers giving optimal role in meeting the nutritional needs of infants and stimulation, will determine the growth and development of infants.
To nutritional factors, the mother can make it from breastfeeding, especially exclusive breastfeeding for six months, with a father who provides psychological support. Stimulation is equally important to note that the father and mother, that baby is not experiencing a slow growth. Many stimulating activities that can be done with the baby's father and mother.
However, it is also necessary to know the parents are the child's growth problem is related to the child's sleep patterns. "Growth hormone is optimal if the baby is asleep," he explained.
Various needs of infants, both nutrients and stimulation, including watching a baby sleep patterns is what needs to be met father and mother, together. Indonesia so that fewer and fewer babies who experience barriers to growth and development.
Dr. Eddy said, 20 percent of the population of Indonesia children have problems in its development, including speech. Four of 10 children in Indonesia also have short stature, or about 37 percent. To avoid this, fathers and mothers need mutual support and stimulation to meet the nutritional needs of infants.