I am a new mom and have been trying to do everything I can to promote healthy attachment and bonding with my baby. I want to make sure I am doing all the right things to create a strong and secure attachment with my little one.
I have been researching and reading about different things I can do, but I would love to hear from other parents who have been through the same experience. What methods have worked for you? What are some things I should avoid doing? Any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
As a mother of three, I can tell you that there are several things that I have found helpful when it comes to promoting healthy attachment and bonding with your baby.
The first thing that I would recommend is skin-to-skin contact. This is especially important in the early days and weeks after your baby is born. When your baby is placed on your chest, it helps to regulate their body temperature and breathing, and it also releases endorphins in both you and your baby, which helps with bonding.
Another thing that has worked well for me is babywearing. I found that when I wore my babies in a carrier, I was able to keep them close to me while still being able to go about my day. It also allowed me to be more responsive to their needs and cues, which helped strengthen our attachment.
Finally, I would recommend talking to your baby as much as possible. Even if they don't understand the words, the sound of your voice is comforting for them and they will begin to associate it with feelings of safety and security.
Hope this helps!