Imagine the days when you were tired, dull and the world didn’t seem as exciting…the day dragged on and suddenly somewhere you saw a baby and you face lit up. We as humans and especially women are hardwired to feel attached to a small human i.e baby…and this urge to care for a baby forms the very basis of our existence as procreation is the basis of evolution. But…somehow this fast-paced world in the 21st century has made us wonder about some basics. Worry not….we are here to gently nudge you into forming the special and everlasting bond with your special mini human…your baby.
Forming a Ritual
Just like you and your special people have a ritual of a coffee/date or even a vacation, forming a special ritual with your baby is of utmost importance for various reasons. Firstly…it sets the basis of a daily schedule and forming a fixed schedule is really important for you as a mom to bring your life on track and for the baby to form fixed sleep patterns and a proper biological clock. Secondly, it forms a really good habit.
What can a Ritual be like?
A ritual can be anything, it can be as simple as a morning or night bath routine or an evening walk with your baby in a stroller or a baby carrier. I and my kids have always had bathtime as a ritual and moreover, skincare rituals also form a very important part of our life. Me and Shiny (9-month-old baby) and even my elder daughter Renny used Himalaya Baby Lotion after morning and evening bath and which kept their skin fresh and glowing because of Olive Oil which Keeps baby’s skin healthy and smooth & helps protect skin due to its antioxidant property. Almond Oil which is an excellent skin softener, which moisturizes baby’s skin and Licorice extracts which protect and soothes baby’s skin.
“Now that it’s a special time for Christmas, spending time making the house ready for the new years can also be quite exciting for you and your baby!”
Massaging a baby has many benefits. Massage is soothing for a baby who may be experiencing growing pains and What’s more, researchers are finding that massage may promote better sleeping, relieve colic, and perhaps even enhance an infant’s immune system, motor skills, and intellectual development.
How to massage a baby
You can either choose a baby oil or a gentle cream like Himalaya Baby Lotion and massage the babies legs in a milking motion. The Hands can be gently massaged starting from the palms till the shoulder and the back can be massaged in an outwardly circular motion. We generally use Himalaya’s Baby Lotion as it helps keep baby’s skin soft and supple, protecting it from infection. Baby Lotion is made from natural ingredients that help moisturize delicate skin, leaving it soft all day long. Our Baby Lotion is clinically proven to be mild and gentle enough for newborns as well.
Touching the baby, picking up the bay, holding his/her hands while the baby sleeps or just teaching/showing them things forms a special bond with your loved one. One very special thing that I always so with my kids are lifting their hands in the air, gently placing my head on their chest and I just listen to their heartbeat while they giggle. Remember how excited you got to hear that sweet sound during sonograms? It can now be music to your ears whenever you want.
Hugs and Kisses
Showering hugs and kisses when you see the baby especially after a long time or when you come back from the office can be a great way to bond with your baby and it also shows them that you care for them and miss them at the same time.
Now that you have your hands full with the baby, your family, friends, and co-workers will understand if it takes you a few hours to respond to a text. Take advantage by giving all that extra time to your little one. You can keep the phone away while you spend some quality playtime with the baby or just make him/her sleep and yes the most important way in which I spend quality time with my baby is to go on a long evening walks or snuggle with her murmuring sweet nothings post-bath and skincare with Himalaya baby lotion.
Breastfeeding is the most important part of being a mother… While breast milk has umpteen number of benefits which extend beyond the physical and psychological wellbeing, it is observed that women who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years.
I think with all these things in place, you are sure to develop a super bond with your mini human, which will definitely last for eons.
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