- Smile and talk to your baby - explain and describe your day-to-day activities and tasks.
- Touch your baby often.
- Encourage acceptance and approval by making eye contact often.
- Involve dad by letting him hold, talk to, and touch your baby.
- Pick up your baby when he reaches out with his arms.
- Encourage and boost confidence by making a fuss over little things your baby accomplishes, like asking "Where is your hand?" or telling him, "Put your foot here." Encourage and make a fuss when your child learns such things as feeding himself and using the potty successfully. This grows confidence, both in his own abilities and in others that support him. This means that by the time he reaches the age of about three, he is better able to cope with such things as nursery and other periods away from his main caretakers.
- Encourage self-discovery by letting him spend time in front of a mirror... your baby likes to watch and talk to the mirror image.
Information taken from: http://www.babydevelopmentnews.com/infantsocialdevelopment.html