Monday, May 17, 2010

Bonding Through Bathing & Dr. Sears Testimonial

Long and intensive contact with the mother after birth (skin-on-skin contact, such as breastfeeding), stroking, the gentle sound of her voice, and warmth initiates bonding with the newborn, while comforting and promoting security.  Bath time can also be a special bonding time for parents with their baby, and one in which dads can take an active role!

Nearly 20 years ago, midwives in the Netherlands discovered that a child that is placed (back) in surroundings that simulate the warm, safe and secure womb, find it easier to cope with the traumas of being born and all the unfamiliar dangers of their new world.