Mother is a Creator – Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs in the world, but trust me it is also the most rewarding one. How nature has developed the system of creation of a life is spellbound. A life is created in and by another life. Yes, you are right – a baby is created in and by her mother in her womb. This gives a mother the status of God – the Creator and develops bonding with a newborn baby by birth.
True Love – Everyone in this world has craving for immense love, they spend their whole life in search of true love.
Let me remind them, to look back to the day of their creation – the day of their birth. God sent you into this world out of love – love of your parents. The Almighty sent you with loads of love wrapped in the form of a mother, it is just you have to look at it from a different perspective.
It is rightly said and I also firmly believe that “A TRUE LOVE IS ONLY SHARED BETWEEN A MOTHER AND A CHILD”. Love at first sight, which changes your whole life – the unconditional love when bonding with a newborn baby is immense.
Love at first sight – I fell in love with my daughter, the moment I saw her for the first time. It was incredible, the only moment when I smiled at her first cry.
Although it was love at first sight, it was not just the bonding with a newborn baby, the bonding was created right on the day when I conceived.
It is usually said that a mother has far better bonding with her child than a father does. She carries the child in her womb for nine months, which creates a special bond. A father starts bonding with his baby when he first holds her in his arms.
When I first experienced the creation of newborn life, I was on the top of the world and couldn’t express in words, how it feels being a parent.
I was a person who had never ever held a baby out of fear. I was overwhelmed with her first touch and that was the moment when I realized and experienced the true love. This language of bonding remains same for every mother and child – be it any place on this Earth.
Mixed feelings on the birth – There are mixed feelings on the birth of a baby – wonder, pride, exhilaration, and exhaustion.
We have a fear that how we will be able to communicate with a newborn baby, how will we understand the needs. A single question hovers over the mind every second – is the baby fine and alright?
The answer is – you bonding with a newborn baby, which you develop with time. Bonding with a newborn baby is created with the smell, voice, milk, response, and touch.
Tips to create bonding with a newborn baby:
Forget about any parenting books or online material you have read. Forget about thousands of suggestions people gave you during pregnancy and will continue even further.
Looking after your baby does not require any special parenting skills. Think as if you are alone on an island with your baby – no pediatricians and no mothers. You will start feeling her senses right from the day one. Your basic maternal instincts will start guiding you.
Your baby will love to feel your warmth next to your skin. Your heartbeat sounds familiar to your baby as it was the first thing she heard while in your womb. Cuddle your baby with skin-to-skin touch and eye-to-eye contact.
This is the most common and simplest method to build a motherly bond with a baby. I still remember the first feed I gave her, I was overwhelmed with that immense feel. It gives her nourishment and is beneficial for both of you. I’ll be discussing its various benefits in my article on breastfeeding newborn.
Sleeping Close to Baby
It is recommended to sleep in the same room with your baby within an arm’s reach. Sleeping closer creates a sense of trust your baby will develop in you, that you are there with her in case she needs you. It gives her a sense of safe environment with your smell and voice around her.
Learn her language
Babies communicate with you by crying. With the time, you will learn to differentiate her needs by simply listening to her voice.
Beware of Baby training
Parenting is different for everyone, it depends on you, your partner and your family and home environment. Do not blindly follow other’s advice. Try to inculcate your own common sense to modify your style of taking care of your baby.
Try not to be overprotective. A medicine also works well when given at right time and in a right dosage. Balance your emotions and curiosity to build a better bonding with your baby.
Mothers and babies give each other the training of bonding.
Have more tips to add on bonding with a newborn baby, that worked for you and your baby? Please share with us in the comments section.
Wish you Happy Bonding with a Newborn Baby and Happy Parenting!