Indian Baby Care
New Born Baby Bonding
Whats New in New Born Baby Bonding?

Why Eye contact is essential - All research points to the fact that physical contact between mother and baby....

Early Physical Contact - Following on from the first few days you should try to keep your baby in contact with you as much as possible. By contact I mean on your body, for instance...

Importance of Smell - We know that your smell is one of the first associations that your baby makes with you. You give off a smell...

Sounds & Effects - Newborn babies do not like loud noises. While your baby is becoming used to your voice, speak or sing in a soft...

A newborn baby sleeps for most of his first days, so you should spend all of his waking time with him. Research has shown that physical contact with you, the sound of your voice and the smell of your body are very important during the first few days of life. During this time your baby forms a bond with you which, if encouraged, is unique and unbreakable.
This bonding process is nature's way of ensuring that children are nurtured and that the human race, as a whole, survives. However, in the normal course of events, whether you are breast-feeding or bottle-feeding your baby, he will automatically get the close contact he needs while you are feeding, changing and holding him. He will get to know you, your smell, and the sound of your voice.
If, for any reason, your baby is taken away to the nursery for observation, or to the special care unit, you should make every effort to visit him as often as possible. Even if he has to be cared for in an incubator, you can touch and caress him through the portholes, talk to him and, if possible, feed him. It is important to take all the steps you can to reduce the time you are separated from your baby.