Getting connected with newborn is very important part of parenting.This can be done through bonding. Strong bond with infants helps parents to understand their needs and handle them accordingly.
Besides this, bonding also helps in brain and emotional development of the newborn. There are various activities which can help parents to develop strong bonds with their babies.However, during all these activities, parents must try and maintain an eye contact with their infant.
Interaction with infants is the best way of developing strong bonds. It not only helps the newborn to recognize their parents face but also provides them strong emotional support. Thus, helps in emotional growth and development of the newborns.
Infants can see at a maximum distance of 12”.So, parents must make it a point, to hold their babies and interact them at their breast level. Making them laugh, cuddling them, talking to them, making funny faces and singing songs are few ways of developing strong bonds.
Newborn eyes are quite sensitive to bright eyes. As a result they blink their eyes. So, parents must maintain a low, soft light in their kid’s room and make them comfortable. Reading out books, stories, singing songs or rhymes soothes them and calms them.
Newborn are highly sensitive and can understand their parents touch. These touch, helps in emotional development and improve sensory awareness.So, while massaging their new born, parents can spend time with their newborns and simultaneously deepen the bond between them. This also provides good sleep to the babies and helps in digestion as well.
There is a unique bond between the mother and her baby. Breastfeeding is the most common and natural way of developing strong between them. During this process, the infant is able to recognize her mom’s face. This also helps the baby to know her mom through her smell and touch.
Bonding is a learning experience for both the parents as well as infants.When both the parents are involved in the bonding activity of their babies,then even the babies get to know about their parents individually through their touch,smell,face and react accordingly.
Caring for newborns is a continuous full time job with challenges.So, in order to meet these challenges successfully, parents must take good sleeps in between and refresh themselves. This helps to keep them moving and in building strong bonds.