• Newborn Care: Reach Baby Milestones with Playtime Bonding
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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.

  • Toddler & Newborn Baby Bonding Tips | Sibling Bonding | Toddler Care | Mothercare
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    Toddler & Newborn Baby Bonding Tips | Sibling Bonding | Toddler Care | Mothercare

    This is about how you can involve older brothers and sisters in the routines to start with when you have a new baby. And how you can get them involved and to make it more enjoyable, and also for them to feel very included. One of the things that you can do, that can be really helpful is that if you are breastfeeding baby, is to get the older child to get a book and read to you or could read to the baby, and it’s a really nice way of involving other children. One of the things you can do is give safe, suitable, jobs for older siblings to…

  • Bonding with your newborn
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    Bonding with your newborn

    Every woman is different. Some women are screaming while they’re pushing. Some women breathe their baby out. Some people fall apart. Some people are excited. The fact is that bonding is a very personal and intimate thing. Some of us fell in love the first time we saw our husband. Some of us are still trying to figure out how to love him. The same thing happens with a baby. You don’t sometimes bond right away and that is okay. You have to be very careful, I tell my clients, not to think that you should be feeling a certain way, or the way that you think other people expect…

  • Newborn Baby Care Tips  | Bonding and Senses Development Through Touch
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    Newborn Baby Care Tips | Bonding and Senses Development Through Touch

    [MUSIC PLAYING] All of our children were very different. But we found that each of them really enjoyed being close to us. They each responded differently to it. Nothing beats physical touch, especially skin-on-skin, in terms of feeling close. This kind of touch is critical in our babies’ healthy development. Their skin is also ultra sensitive. So I used only a gentle touch. I would imagine that their skin started four or five inches from where it really did. As part of our bath and bedtime routine, we would gently massage their arms and legs. It really helped them to wind down at the end of the day. I was…