Adjusting to new mom life can be tricky. You’ll feel exhausted, the routine feels repetitive, and at times, it’s all just overwhelming. But it’s also a beautiful journey. As soon as your baby starts staying awake for longer stretches of time, you can start to engage with your baby and build a great connection with them. Here are some ideas in which you can start the process!
Easy ways to engage with your baby
Wear your baby
Babywearing is, bar none, one of the easiest ways to engage with your baby and foster a strong bond with them. It’s great for your baby, and it’s amazing for moms too. You can have your baby with you at all times but also have the freedom of being hands-free. You can use a wrap, sling, or baby carrier to snuggle your baby up close to you and wear them.
Do lots of skin-to-skin
The power of touch is an undeniably beneficial thing for newborns. When you hold your baby close to you, more specifically when you do skin-to-skin, you’re communicating with them on a non-verbal level. It also helps your baby feel safe, secure and cared for.
Talk to them
Your baby is already familiar with the sound of your voice when he or she is born. They love to hear your talking, which is why it’s super important to talk to them since it aids in their future development. Talking to them won’t only help you engage with your baby, it’s also beneficial for building their language foundation and how quickly they’ll start talking too.
Sing a sweet song
You might think you’re the worst singer in the world, but that’s not your baby’s opinion. Your infant is hardwired to enjoy the sound of your singing voice, so don’t deny them that pleasure. Singing to your baby can increase their listening skills, encourage language development, and relaxes your baby!
Take them outside
There’s just something about the great outdoors that help babies thrive. Perhaps it’s the fresh air, or the sounds, or the change of scenery. But babies love being outside. Don’t worry about the timing; your baby can go outside from the day he or she is born as long as you keep them safe from potential hazards. The outdoors stimulate babies and allow them to engage with the world around them, which in turn leaves them less fussy and more relaxed.