Your Baby, Yourself

Attachment is a journey, and the first few weeks are an important step. Here, tips on encouraging your bond with your baby.

Holding your baby close to you is important for attachment
At last, after months of waiting, your child is home. Adoptive parents may worry that missing out on pregnancy or their infant's first days or months will impede attachment. In fact, for both biologic and adoptive families, attachment is almost always a journey, not an instant event. It takes time to get to know your child, to develop the rhythm and confidence to parent. In these first days, it is vital that you take care of only the essentials: your ...

Your baby needs your full attention now. Here are some tips for keeping happy, healthy, and focused on the new priority in your life.

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