15 Ways to Create a Closer Bond With Your Newborn.

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  1. Look into baby’s eyes during bottle time. You want to get credit for all those feedings, right?! Keeping eye contact will help your baby remember who you are and what you mean to her.
  2. Give her a massage. The benefits for baby are staggering, and you’ll feel like a superhero as she giggles and coos in delight.
  3. Look in the mirror together. He doesn’t yet understand the concept of a reflection, but that’s OK. Babies love looking at human faces and this is a great way to get him up close and personal with his own.
  4. Go skin-to-skin. You carried her in your belly for nine months, and chances are you’re both missing that constant physical connection. Kangaroo care is a sweet—and practical—activity since it helps regulate baby’s breathing and heart rate.
  5. Respond to her cries. Especially for the first three months of her life, your baby needs to know you’re there for her—and picking her up when she cries helps build that trust.
  6. Take in his smell. Sadly, no one has yet figured out a way to bottle baby smell, so since you’ve got the good stuff right under your nose, sniff away. You’ll find that your little one’s scent is even more intoxicating than any other baby’s. Ever. In the history of the world.
  7. Spend extra time in the glider. So she just fell asleep and you’re feeling pretty confident that you can use your ninja moves to transfer her to the bassinet without waking her. Before putting her down, rock back and forth together in the quiet, dark room. These are the moments you’ll miss, so soak them in.
  8. Keep a journal. Your baby’s first year will whiz by in a blur, so record all the sweet memories you’re making together. Feel free to unearth the diary in 16 years when he brings his first date over the house!
  9. Go on a mommy-and-me date. Feeling adventurous? Hit up the zoo! Not so adventurous? The coffee shop around the corner works. Getting out with baby will remind you that the world is still spinning outside your little cocoon.
  10. Make a playlist and channel your inner Beyonce. Pick five of your favorite tunes, play them for baby regularly, and sing along. You’ll get a kick out of it when she starts to bop along eventually, and it’s always good for her to hear your voice.
  11. Whip out your old baby photos. Maybe she has your eyes, your smile, or your ringlets. Whatever resemblance you find will make you feel instantly connected to her.
  12. Get your silly on. Have a blast wiggling your eyebrows and sticking out your tongue, and prepare for your heart to explode when you finally get your baby to smile.
  13. ​Feeling stressed? Talk to her. Those early days of motherhood can be isolating, so feel free to talk it all out with your new little BFF. She’ll love hearing the sound of your voice, and you’ll feel like a weight was lifted. Can you say win/win?
  14. Kiss him, kiss him, kiss him. In a few years he’s going to wipe off your smooches and give you “that look.” But right now? He’s adorably helpless, so pucker up!

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