The Importance of Parent and Infant Bonding

Infants! How adorable, how wonderful, mysterious and exactly how needy!

These wonderful little animals demand mounds of your energy, attention, persistence, love, and do I say attention?

I stress the term “attention” because to the amount that a toddler feels “taken care of” is the amount of emotional power, resilience and mental health that toddler will increase up to express as a grown-up.

Bonding with your newborn will ensure they expand up with a secure connection style that will have them resilience, mental and psychological health, and make it easier to allow them to nurture healthy associations all throughout their lives.

  1. Make strategies to encompass yourself with friends, family, and other nurturing people before, after and during the beginning of your son or daughter. You will see times you’ll want a nap, or some me-time to relax, renew and recharge your parental batteries.
  2. During the being pregnant, sing to, speak to, and have Daddy speak to your in-utero child – yes they can notice you. They already are noticing your words and other noises/vibrations. You can browse http://first3yearstx.org/ to know more about the development of infants and toddlers.
  3. Immediately after labor and birth hold your child. Skin on epidermis contact is very important to many reasons, but also for our purposes; just know that heat and loving care and attention is sent to your newborn in this manner.