Bonding with your baby is a natural part of parenthood, but that doesn't mean it will come naturally to every new parent. Bonding plays an important role in the growth of your child. In fact, how you interact with your newborn now supports her future physical, emotional, and cognitive development.
Sometimes that attachment might not occur right away. At first, trying to make connections might feel unnatural or awkward. This is not uncommon. With a little patience and some new ideas, you can start to make meaningful connections with your newborn that will last a lifetime.
The following different ways to interact with your baby can help build your relationship at each age and stage. You'll be helping her achieve developmental milestones at the same time.
These different types of interactions can go a long way in supporting your baby's development while giving you opportunities to bond. If you're still feeling like the connection isn't coming along, speak with your doctor or your child's pediatrician for additional methods and strategies.