Social & Emotional Development
Developing Relationships with Peers & Adults
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Allow other children and siblings to watch, interact with your baby and participate in your baby's routines. For example, let them hand you a diaper and talk to your baby during some caregiving routines.


Providing babies opportunities to interact with adults and peers helps to build relationships with familiar people. These relationships form the foundation for development in other domains such as brain and language development. Additionally, the beneficial effects of secure relationships with others can last into adulthood.