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Mommy's Gentle Pats
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When a baby cries, it's often to communicate unmet needs or discomfort. To soothe your baby, try the gentle patting game while they listen to your heartbeat. The sound of a parent's heartbeat can be very calming and help ease the baby's anxiety.
Development Area: Emotion/Social
Age: Age 0
Play Materials
It's an easy activity that requires no special materials.
How to Play

1. Hold your baby and bring their ear close to your heart.
2. Gently pat their back in a consistent rhythm.
3. Once your baby calms down, softly whisper to them.

Play Dialogue Tips
(Bringing the baby's ear close to your heart) "Why was Chai so upset? Mommy will hold you."
(Gently stroking the baby's back) "Pat, pat, my Chai~"
"Look, Daddy's gentle pats have stopped Chai's tears!"
(Continuing to gently pat the baby) "Oh, Chai, you were just asking for a hug from Daddy, weren't you?"
Please Note
  1. All content on Chai's Play is for all caregivers of children. The main caregivers of children can vary from fathers, mothers, grandparents, and babysitters, depending on each family's situation. However, it is noted as 'Mom' for convenience in the content. This is not to imply that mothers should primarily raise children. Please understand this context.
  2. The rate of growth and development of babies can vary based on individual circumstances. There may be times when it is difficult to play the suggested games with your child right away, so we provide play tips for early developmental stimulation for your reference.
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