Health Tip: Touch, Sing and Play With Baby04/19/12
(HealthDay News) -- It's important for parents and their newborn
infants to bond. While the process sometimes seems to occur
naturally, it often takes lots of time and effort.
The Nemours Foundation suggests how to help parents bond with a
- Cradle the infant and gently stroke him or her using different
- Sing songs and read to your baby.
- Mimic baby's movements and vocal sounds.
- Let baby feel your face.
- Carry baby in a front carrier while you're engaged in normal
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