For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
Psalm 139 vs 13
Three easy ways to Bond with your Baby Bump
Massage your Baby Bump
Massage your baby bump lightly with creams/ oil. Or even better make it a couples massage.
Talk to your Baby Bump
Talk, read and sing to your baby bump. Or if your voice gets tired then play it some music or wear a belly chime.
Be Still & Feel
Take a quiet bath or lie in the sun or just be in nature and focus on baby’s movements/ kicking.
Baby Bonding after Birth
One of the first ways to bond with your newborn is skin to skin contact so whether its a massage, a hug or just some playful fun – hold baby close and never let go
Breastfeeding is a rewarding and intimate way to promote bonding.
Baby-wearing is yet another way to enjoy physical connection with your baby and is an outstanding way to also involve dad in attachment parenting. Whilst slings and wraps are more for moms, baby carriers like the African Baby Carrier are guaranteed to get dad and baby addicted to bonding adventures.
Other bonding ideas include – sleeping with your baby’s comforters and snuggle toys before they are born so that they smell like you when given to baby.
Or even better why not be the human comforter every now and again.