How baby bonding happens


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In just a few months, your new baby will have migrated from your womb to their nursery room. Bonding activities can help your baby acclimate to their new environment and help you adjust to your role as your bundle’s parent. Here’s how bonding works postpartum.

See eye to eye

For the first few months of your baby’s life, she will be able to focus only on objects that are about 8 to 15 inches away. Put faces to each other’s names by holding your baby around that range. Around her first month, she will be able to hold eye contact when calm and alert, so you can start to share those meaningful looks.

Get close during feedings

Feeding is the perfect time to soak up that skin-to-skin contact with your baby. Skin-to-skin contact releases the hormone oxytocin, also known as the “love hormone,” in both parents and babies and really helps you bond. Get closer during feedings with the Boppy® Classic Feeding & Infant Support Pillow, which lifts babies to a more ergonomic position perfect for intimate feedings and skin-to-skin cuddles, whether you’re bottle or breastfeeding.

Tummy time together

You can get lots of bonding in while your baby is strengthening her neck and shoulder muscles during tummy time. Just set your baby up in her Boppy® Classic Feeding & Infant Support Pillow, so your hands can be free to rub her back, and celebrate her gains with as many forehead kisses as you’d like.

Bonding with your baby starts now, and the process never really ends. Throughout her early life you’ll create countless opportunities to form a lasting, loving bond. Tap the button below to get started with the Boppy® Classic Feeding & Infant Support Pillow.


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