February 2019 - Babies Parent Cue

  FEBRUARY

       2019

BASIC TRUTH: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
SAY THIS:
Who loves you?
Jesus loves you.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your baby's room this month, say, "Good morning, [child's name]! Mommy/Daddy loves you! But guess who loves you even more: JESUS!"

 FEEDING TIME


Go on YouTube and check out some of the many versions of the song "Jesus Loves Me." Each time you feed your baby this month, sing "Jesus Loves Me" to your child. (And remember, Jesus loves you too!)

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your baby this month and pray, "Dear God, help me to live like I believe Jesus loves me no matter what. I want [child's name] to grow up believing you love him/her, and I know that begins with me. In Jesus' name, amen."

 BATH TIME


While bathing your child, sing the following words to the tune of "Are You Sleeping?": "Jesus loves you. Jesus loves you. Yes, He does. Yes, He does. Jesus loves you. Jesus loves you. Yes, He does. Yes, He does."

From Parent Cue:

HOW YOU LOVE A BABY

By Kristen Ivy


You love your baby. You might even be surprised by how deeply you love her. In fact, there is a good chance this past year redefined how you think about love entirely. But if you want your child to grow up knowing you love her, you will have to prove it over time. Every kid needs adults who love them in a way that convinces them they are worth something. And the way you consistently prove love over time will give your child a healthy sense of worth. One way to prove your love is to show up.

It’s hard not to show up—especially when your baby is utterly dependent on you just to eat, sleep, and stay reasonably clean. Besides, if you don’t show up fast enough, your baby’s built-in alarm system may activate and alert the entire neighborhood.

Don’t underestimate the significance of your physical presence. It’s more than just deactivating their crying . . .

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