Simple Ways to Build a Strong Bond with Your Newborn

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Building a bond with Camilla took a bit longer then I expected as I had an emergency c-section. When I was out of the operating room I remember feeling extreme pain within the first hour. Therefore, I asked for medicine to relieve the pain and the nurse gave me double the dosage. I’m not sure why the nurse decided to give me a double dosage as it’s not allowed. I was completely out of it and puking my life away for nearly half a day. As a result, I wasn’t able to have skin to skin contact with Camilla for a long period of time. When the medicine started to wear off I started to feel much better and bonding with Camilla became a priority.

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In all honesty, I feel guilt for not been able to have skin to skin contact with Camilla. As a first time mother I had many expectations that didn’t go as planned. I soon learn that delivering a baby into the world can’t be planned step by step. As a result, I made priorities instead of plans. In other words, I decided what was the most important and focused on those task.

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How to Build a Strong Bond with Your Newborn

  • Wear Your Baby: Find a carrier or sling that is comfortable for you and baby. Wearing your baby lets you get close and personal with your little one. Also, being close to mom is when baby feels the most loved and comfortable.
  • Cuddle Together: There is nothing better than to cuddle with your baby. Babies love to be near mom because they feel safe.
  • Give Baths: In all honesty, I was nervous the first time I gave Camilla a bath. That’s why I used COTTONTOUCH™ Wash & Shampoo by JOHNSON’S®. It absorbs fast and feels incredibly soft in Camilla’s skin. When bath time is over dry your baby and add a little fun massage.
  • Skin to Skin Contact: Be sure to get plenty of skin to skin contact whenever it’s possible. It will allow for you and baby to build a stronger bond each time.
  • Sing to Her or Him: Babies enjoy hearing their mothers voice inside the womb. As you can imagine it’s very soothing for your baby to hear you sing lullabies. I sing two different Spanish lullabies to Camilla throughout the day. So when she is fuzzy to say the least she can begin to calm down when I start to sign.

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Rite Aid has become my go-to-location due to the limited time I have now that Camilla is here. Also, I find the best wellness offerings for me, baby, and our family. Beginning on September 2, 2018 while supplies last, you can save $1 on any JOHNSON’S® lotion, wash, or hair care items. It’s a digital offer that you can find here for your next shopping trip.

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As a first time mom I definitely had no idea what I was doing. To say the least, I was nervous to give her a bath, trim her nails, and even change her diaper. That is why I decided to use JOHNSON’S® products because over 90% of their ingredients are naturally derived. Their line of products are 100% gentle, free of parabens, phthalates, and are specially designed for newborn’s delicate skin.

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24 Comments

  1. Joanna
    October 12, 2018 / 8:21 AM

    I don’t have children but I can see how important every of your steps is. Wearing your new born child creates that body contact that babies need in order to feel safe.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:33 PM

      In my opinion, baby wearing is the best invention ever.

  2. October 12, 2018 / 10:13 AM

    Yes yes yes! And being a huge believer in wearing my babies (as I did with all four of mine), I can absolute confirm that this (and the other tips) will build a stronger bond with your baby.

  3. Jessica Taylor
    October 12, 2018 / 10:57 AM

    This is such q great post! I absolutely LOVED baby wearing when my child was younger. Cant wait to do that again some day!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:34 PM

      Baby wearing has allowed for Camilla and I to continue bonding.

  4. October 12, 2018 / 11:00 AM

    Your baby is so adorable, and these are really great ways to bond with your little one. My boy is almost 6 months now and it just seems like yesterday he was coming from the hospital. Time does fly.

  5. October 12, 2018 / 12:41 PM

    What a cutie. I love all that hair on her head.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:34 PM

      Thank you for your kind words.

  6. October 12, 2018 / 12:47 PM

    It must be such an amazing thing working on that bond between yourself and your new baby. Johnsons seem to do some great products to help with parenthood and keeping your young one happy.

  7. October 12, 2018 / 5:00 PM

    What a beautiful baby! I’m not a parent but I can imagine that this would be so important for new parents. I’m glad you’re getting to bond with her!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:34 PM

      Bonding with Camilla is the best thing that has happened to me.

  8. Gladys Nava
    October 12, 2018 / 7:44 PM

    Aw! Super cutie baby girl — Johnson’s product is the best for me. And I am using this for many years. Great article!

  9. October 13, 2018 / 12:30 AM

    Camilla is so tiny and so adorable! And yes, skin to skin is so important!
    xoxo
    Annie

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:34 PM

      Thank you for your kind words.

  10. October 13, 2018 / 9:37 AM

    Loved all of these tips especially CuDDle! Snuggling is a big one for me. My twins were preemies so we did a lot of skin to skin and where I formed my love for cuddling them all day long

  11. Hannah Marie
    October 14, 2018 / 8:08 AM

    Moms have a strong bond with their babies from the very moment they were conceived. Adds up to that, is breastfeeding them. You can never go wrong with the latter. But, of course, as they grow up you will notice that they become an individual. That is when time and effort really play a big role.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:35 PM

      As a first time mom, I can’t imagine how hard it will be to see Camilla become more independent.

  12. October 14, 2018 / 8:27 PM

    She’s an angel. skin to skin contact and talking to my babies as we shared eye contact were my favorite times.

  13. Sundeep
    October 15, 2018 / 4:37 AM

    Such great writing is going to help many of us. You don’t know that you are unknowingly spreading out a lot of knowledge.

  14. October 15, 2018 / 8:27 AM

    Johnsons is indeed a trusted brand all over the world. I am sure there is no parent who doesn’t want to give the best to their babies.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:36 PM

      Johnsons & Johnsons is one of my favorite baby brands at the moment.

  15. blair villanueva
    October 16, 2018 / 12:14 AM

    Being close to the newborn is very important. They could feel your presence, and your distinct scent that comforts them most.

  16. October 19, 2018 / 11:36 AM

    What a cutie!! We do a lot the same things with our newborn. Bathtimes are the best, especially when he smells like Johnsons products!!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      November 4, 2018 / 5:36 PM

      Thank you for your kind words! I enjoy bath-time because I am able to pamper Camilla.

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