Children naturally want to learn, all the time. That means, if there is nothing new to explore, Your Child gets bored.
The brain of a baby grows most rapidly immediately after birth and reaches half their adult size within the first 3 months. If such strong growth is not met with stimulation that helps children learn, their cognitive development may be delayed.
How to support this development
Short periods of boredom are no problem. But since most children have a natural urge to explore and develop, we should encourage this wonderful inner drive and allow them to explore themselves and the world around them. If you’re busy for an extended period, let Your Child spend time safely in the crib to practice some motor skills or do tummy time, or you may allow the little one to play with musical toys.
Note that TV or other screen time is not good for a child’s development.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (10 June 2021)