Taking care of a newborn baby is one of the most satisfying things anyone can ever experience. Your bond grows and strengthens with each touch and each smile and watching your baby grow will bring a mountain of happiness. If you are looking for the best ways to bond with your baby, you can try these 5 tips.
Breastfeeding Breastfeeding is extremely comforting for the child as the baby is nurtured by the warmth of a mother’s body and the familiar scent. The World Health Organisation exclusively recommends breastfeeding a baby for the first six months. Breast milk contains all the nutrients necessary for a baby and can also sense if the baby is ill. When the baby sucks on his mother's teat, his saliva travels through the pores of his mother's teat. Breast milk can then sense a change in the child's body temperature. Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to bond with your baby.
Massage Your Baby One of the best ways to bond with your baby is by massaging him. Gently Massaging your baby not only strengthens the baby’s muscles but also soothes him, helps in digestion and improves the immunity. Massaging a baby can also help him pass gas and hence he will rarely face the problem of colic. It also strengthens your bond with your baby. Massaging your baby with a lotion or oil with a wonderful fragrance can also excite his senses.
Bath Time Bathing your baby develops attachment and trust, and also helps him adapt. Only choose bathing gels and shampoos that are free from dyes, parabens, sulphates and other toxic chemicals. Choose products that are gentle and clinically proven to be mild for a baby's skin.
Skin to Skin Touch Skin to skin touch is also one of the greatest ways to bond with your baby. Hold your baby every now and then as it will make him feel secure and comfortable and helps in bonding.