Bonding, vital for development.
Parent-baby bonding begins right from conceiving period, during pregnancy time and continues after birth. When baby is born, the bond should be maintained between dad-mum-baby to reduce baby’s stress levels, to smoothen present and future communication and most important of all so that the baby feels secure in a safe and intimate environment.
A few strategies are listed here to help new parents maintain the bond with their babies;
- Skin-to-skin contact
- Maintain eye contact
- Sling carrying
- Talk to baby regularly
- Dance, listen to music and sway together
- Singing and rhyming
- Cuddling up and reading a book
- Bouncing and rocking games
- Don’t rush bathing time. Do it gently and affectionately.
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