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Not all parents bond
instantly with their babies. That feeling that you
want to hold and love and protect your bay is instinctive.
But bonding is a little more than that. Bonding is
about developing a bond between a baby and their primary
carers. Both Mum and Dad will likely develop this
Babies who develop strong relationships with their parents
are much more likely to perform better at school, grow into
secure well-adjusted adults and have much higher self esteem
and confidence levels.
Bonding is a natural process but there are some ways you can
A baby's first communication is via touch, so
hold your baby close, allow them to lay on your tummy as you
lie on your bed or a comfy sofa. Or you could carry
your baby in a sling and get on with your work and day.
Always look at your baby's face and eyes as
you talk to them. This shows them that you are
completely focussed on them as you are talking. Use
vivid facial expressions. Your baby will then learn
the subtle facial expressions that make up 80% of our
Massage is one of the most relaxing and
pleasurable ways of touching your baby and a way of
promoting physical and mental growth as well as a strong
parent-baby bond. Studies have shown that Baby Massage
helps circulation and can help your baby's intellectual
development as well.
Some very young babies shy away from excessive contact.
Just do what you can and if they protest try again another
No matter if you can sing or not, your baby
will not judge you. They just love the sound of your
calm serenading voice. Popular nursery rhymes and
children's songs often have a rhythm that is enjoyed by most
babies. By singing and talking to your baby a lot,
over time they will naturally learn the language as well.
And this is a great way of soothing your baby and helping
them to fall asleep.
Talk, talk, talk! Just tell your baby
about everything you are doing. Chores may seem a
chore for you, but for baby EVERYTHING is new and very
exciting. Although your baby may not understand what
you are saying your baby will love to hear you chatting away
about what you are doing, whether it is changing her nappy,
or whatever. Baby will gain confidence from the fact
that you are always near, even if the household chores need
to be done.
Tell them that you love them many times every day.
Hugs and kisses are also so very popular with older babies.
Just watch those lovely smiles light up their faces when you
This is a great bonding time for many babies.
Most babies love the feeling of being immersed in lovely
warm water and being gently washed all over. For the
more unsettled bathers, you can try calmly singing to them
to stay calm. Bath time relaxation and bonding can
also form a great part of your bay sleep routine.
Life is getting faster and
faster, but slow and steady is best for baby. Stop and
spend time with your baby. Relax and enjoy yourself.
Babies are the most forgiving little beings on earth.
Your baby will love you no matter what.
Whatever you do, stay relaxed and enjoy the experience
Be assured in the knowledge that you are doing a great job
as a parent.
A wise person once stated:
"The best you can do, is the best you can do, and that is
many thanks, and if I can help you in any way
please let me know.
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