As a new parent, there are going to be a thousand different things to worry about. From thinking about what kind of baby wash to buy to how to get your little one to sleep at night, your mind is likely to be so full of things that you may not stop to think about a simple issue that lots of new moms face: getting comfortable with your new baby. You’d think that with a life growing inside you for nine months that you’d be already comfortable with baby by the time that he or she arrives. However, carrying your little one and actually being able to look at and hold him or her is a different thing. Initially, you may find that you need some time to really get comfortable with your little one.
Talk to Your Baby
One of the best ways to really get to know your little one and feel comfortable around him or her is to talk to your baby. While the idea of talking at someone who doesn’t talk back might seem silly at first, but it really is the easiest way to make your baby feel comfortable with you. It doesn’t really matter what you talk about, as long as you let baby get to know the sound of your voice. The best part is that you can talk to you baby while you do other bonding activities, such as giving baby a bath with baby wash or changing his or her diaper.
Try Bonding Activities
Another way to get used to your little one is to try some bonding activities. Different things work for different parents, but there are two tried-and-true methods that most parents rely on: baby massages and baby baths. Whether you’re rubbing your little one with baby lotion or gently washing him or her with baby wash, the skin-to-skin contact that you’ll have with baby will work to increase your bond. Touching your little one tenderly will help to develop trust between the two of you that will help you both feel more comfortable.
Don’t Forget to Cuddle
Getting to know your baby will also be so much easier if you spend some time just cuddling and holding baby close. It can feel weird to have a new baby in your life, but when you hold your little one in your arms it will all feel just right. Cuddle baby close after you’ve just given him or her a bath with baby wash or a baby massage. It will be sure to make both you and baby feel all warm and fuzzy and full of love.
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