During the first six months you will be getting to know your baby – and your baby will be learning to know (and trust!) you. Bonding is the emotional attachment that you share with your baby.Bonding is very important to brain development.It all starts with the back and forth interactions between you and your baby.
Why does bonding matter so much? Well-attached babies are more likely to deal with stress better than babies that don’t have a strong attachment to an adult. They are more flexible and persistent in solving problems, and they get along better with other kids. There are some specific things you can do during the first six months that can really help your baby adjust to a whole new world.
Remember the ABC’s of safe sleep, always place baby:
- On their Back
- In a safety-approved Crib
More safe sleep information here
Read about face time and emotional health for your baby
What your baby should be doing at 2 months
What your baby should be doing at 4 months