Bonding with your newborn is a vital part of their development.
Creating this bond and new relationship with your little one is about responding to their needs with warmth, love and care!
A reassuring smile will transform their world into a safe place, where they’re free to explore, play and learn.
Eye contact is a big one for little ones.
This way they are able to show their affection and let you know that the bond between you both is growing for them as well!
Pair this with cooing, laughs, smiles are all telling signs of the growth of your relationship and the trust that is there.
Throughout these moments your baby will let you know when they’ve had enough. The lack of eye contact, maybe a bit of a cry or pulling away are all signs that your little one has had enough. This doesn’t mean they don’t like you, but just the same as sometimes you want some solo time, they might as well!
Touching and cuddling, bath time, skin on skin - all these acts make your baby feel safe!
Making sure that when holding them they have the best support for their head and neck, as well as wrapping them in a good swaddle!
Talking and singing are a great bonding method and just remembering to enjoy all the little moments together .
How did you bond with your little one? Do you have a favourite bonding method?