Quick tips

  • Making frequent eye contact with them, such as during feeding times. Young babies love to look at your face and eyes.
  • Giving lots of cuddles. Cuddling your baby in the crook of your arm is about the perfect distance for your baby to see you well.
  • Smiling, talking, nodding, and singing to your baby.
  • Responding to your baby. They will learn to trust that when in need, you will consistently come to comfort them.

Additional Bonding Benefits

  1. Feeling confident and good about themselves
  2. Enjoying being with others
  3. Rebounding from disappointment and loss
  4. Sharing their feelings and seeking support
  5. Developing fulfilling, intimate relationships
  6. Maintaining emotional balance
  7. Improved lifetime learning (BBC News story)