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    Newborn Care: Reach Baby Milestones with Playtime Bonding

    [MUSIC PLAYING] I love playing with his little toes. We play games like this little piggy went to the market. And I would count his little fingers or draw a clown face by tracing the outlines of his face with my finger. He was around five weeks old when I saw his first smile. And it wasn’t too long after that that he was able to interact with me, which was so great. We would play peek-a-boo and giggle at each other.

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    Bonding with Your Newborn – Boys Town Pediatrics Quick Tip

    One of the best ways is to do skin to skin contact with your baby starting right after birth. Additionally, the baby’s best visual link is when they’re in the crux of their parent’s arms. Babies can really see contrast so making different facial expressions and talking to your infant, even if your infant can’t talk back to you; make sure you keep that running conversation with them. Hearing your voice will really help facilitate that bonding relationship between a parent and a child.