My baby’s secure attachment
Attachment is the emotional bond between children and the special people in their lives. Your child will grow to trust and feel secure in their world when they feel connected to a parent or caregiver.
Secure attachment is built when you nurture and care for your child and have regular, predictable daily routines. You are building trust as you respond to your child’s needs, using a gentle touch and showing you care. Whether you are feeding, playing, talking, or rocking your baby to sleep, you are developing a bond. This helps them feel safe and secure.
- My baby recognizes my voice from before birth.
- My baby is starting to put my voice together with my face.
- This is the beginning of a bond that will set the stage for my baby’s whole life.
- My baby can be playing happily one minute and unhappy the next.
- Sometimes I am not sure what my baby is trying to tell me,
- But it makes me feel good when I can figure out how to help my baby feel better.
- And it helps my baby feel secure.
- Sometimes my toddler and I have trouble understanding each other.
- Being patient can be hard, but it helps me to figure out what my toddler wants.
- My toddler feels supported and learns to trust me when I stay calm.