It is very exciting and new when we have a baby join our family. Think of the responsibility we have as new parents. What the heck do we do, who do we listen to and where is the best advice going to come from?
Our baby depends on us for everything in the infant stage. Their basic needs must be met like feeding, changing, rocking to sleep and unconditional love. What does that look like, unconditional love?
Picture yourself as an infant looking up at Mommy and Daddy while you are in your stroller. Your cry is because you just want to be with them, want them to pick you up and hold you. Without that holding and showing love, life for the child becomes a stale non-loving experience. Show your baby the world through your eyes and see them prosper and show love back.
Next time a baby is crying and they have been fed, changed and brought to a comfort, the next best thing and always the first choice is Pick Up the Baby. Hug and be with them, allow them to hear your heart beat and your breathing. It is the most comforting thing as that is what the baby was use to when they were in Mommy’s belly.
Two great books regarding infant care are:
The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development)
The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby