popular topics in bonding with your baby

  • Babies and Toddlers
    Dads and Bonding
    Realizing You're a Dad
    Realizing You're a Dad When should it hit you that you're a dad? For some new fathers it is while they are still expecting the baby. For others, it happens quickly once the baby is born or when they first hold the baby. But sometimes it doesn't ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Dads and Bonding
    What's Expected of New Dads
    What's Expected of New Dads Do you know what to expect from fatherhood? Are you planning to go about your regular routines and maybe just change a few diapers now and then? If you don't expect or plan to make more time to be with your family an...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    The Benefits of Talking to Your Baby
    The Benefits of Talking to Your Baby Your baby learns language by listening to you and others use it. Though your baby certainly doesn't understand everything you say, she no doubt picks up glimmers of meaning here and there. Especially if you s...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Communicating with Your Baby
    Communicating with Your Baby Your infant still cannot communicate through words, but she has other means of letting you know what she thinks, feels, or wants. Crying, of course, still serves your baby well as a means of communicating her needs....
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Teaching Your Baby to Speak
    Teaching Your Baby to Speak Q-tip The social months from about five months old until stranger anxiety grows toward the end of the year are a great time to introduce your baby to different people: not just grownups, but other children as well. Ta...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Calm Down
    Calm DownTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions To get your child to listen to you, get down on their eye level and speak slowly while making eye contact. Keep what you have to say simple and short. Extensions The next time you are shop...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Early Conversations
    Early ConversationsTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions Babies are fascinated with faces and voices, and your first communications are through the sounds you make and the nearness of your face. It doesn't matter what you say, as long a...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Communicating With Baby
    Buzzy Bee
    Buzzy BeeTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions Communications can be fun when they are silly. While holding your baby on your lap, move your fingers around in the air and make a buzzing sound. Make thebuzzy bee land on your baby's tummy ...
  • Pregnancy
    Paternity Leave
    Dads and Paternity Leave
    Dads and Paternity LeaveCurrent data on paternity leave shows that despite the enactment of federal and state laws allowing men to take unpaid parental leave, few actually do. It's not a sign that dads care more about their jobs than their kids. ...
    Katy Abel
  • Family Life
    Father/Son Relationships
    Affectionate Four-Year-Old
    Our expert analyzes a husband's negative response to his son's affectionate nature. ...