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Posts tagged ‘bonding’

THE WONDER OF SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT

Baby loves a snuggle and don’t we all, but what recent research shows us today is that cuddling our babies uninterrupted and skin-to-skin, directly after their birth, has some truly staggering benefits.

So what is skin-to-skin contact? Skin-to-skin contact or Kangaroo Care (KC) is when a naked baby is popped tummy-down on the mum’s or dad’s bare chest.  In the instance of Kangaroo Care, a top is worn over you both.  I know… cute.

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5 Things a baby carrier must have

Baby carriers are a must-have baby item for parents.  They offer so much more than just the possibility of carrying an infant, with bonding opportunities made simple and some even offering the potential to breastfeed on-the-go.

BUT! before purchasing one of these (often expensive) articles, you need to know what is out there and what questions to ask.

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DEAR DAD: TIPS FOR WEEK ONE (don’t get your balls busted for bad prep)

Dear Dad

Feeling freaked about what lies ahead?  You’re not on your own.

You’ve been the innocent bystander for the past nine months, watching your partner morph, but now it’s time to dig deep and take hold of your inner-DAD!

Don’t get your balls busted for bad prep.  Meet your bub’s arrival with your marriage (and man-hood) in-tact.  Play these weeks well and you’ll come out looking like a hero. Read more

HE’S TWO DAYS OLD AND HEROIN-ADDICTED – BONDING WITH A BABE IN A SLING

The call arrived late one afternoon in August 2010.  Similar phone calls had been made for thousands of other babies across NSW over the years, and would continue to do so.  But for us, this was our family’s first experience of such a request. 

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‘He’s two days old and heroin-addicted​’ BONDING WITH A BABE IN A SLING

The call arrived late one afternoon in August 2010.  Similar phone calls had been made for thousands of other babies across NSW over the years and would continue to do so.  But for us, this was our family’s first experience of such a request.  

Becoming foster carers had felt like a long wait, but now all our training was complete, we were considered accredited for the task.  Read more