How to Bond with Your Newborn Baby

Updated: Mar 15

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Your baby is born with approximately 100 billion brain neurons (that’s about as many stars there are in the Milky Way). These neurons are responsible for the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development of your little one!

However, your baby’s brain can’t just develop on its own. As the parent, you have to expose your baby to different forms of human interaction.

These actions help the brain produce chemicals and hormones needed for a newborn’s growth.

Forming a bond with your baby may not always be easy, though. For some parents, this process may take a little longer but that’s normal! Your baby will soon warm up to your touch and presence!

In today’s article, we’d like to share more about what you can do to build a strong bond with your newborn baby.

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The importance of mother-child bond bonding

As newborns, a baby’s senses and brain connections which help them understand the world aren’t fully developed yet. This explains why your baby may suddenly cry or get fussy for no apparent reason!

Having a strong bond with your baby is what builds and develops these connections, helping them make sense of what’s happening around them.

Besides helping your baby’s brain development, the early strong ties between a mother and her child become the baby’s first role model for relationships, allowing them to build healthy connections with other people as they grow up.

You may have noticed that your baby tends to stop crying when you’re cuddling and soothing them. That’s because newborns gain a sense of security and confidence through physical contact, and the mother-child bond grows.

Forming a bond with your baby