Tips that will Help you to Bond with your Premature Baby
No matter how long your baby needs to stay in intensive care unit, you can still bond with him or her. Following tips will help you.
- Try to know the team that will care for your baby. This will help you get closer with your baby. For example, even though your baby is inside a crib, touching
your baby at this stage is important for bonding, which will be possible only with the help of hospital staff.
- During the initial days, you will be able to only pat your baby’s skin through the incubator openings. Enjoy this time watching your baby, touching and talking
with him or her. This will help you to bond with your baby.
- You will be allowed to hold your baby as your baby grows. Your hospital staff will assist you in the bathing process. Keep talking and singing to your baby in
order to bond with him or her.
- Try kangaroo care for bonding. It is the practice of holding your baby against your bared skin with a blanket draped over your baby’s back. It also provides
warmth to your baby.
Try these tips for bonding with your premature baby. It won’t be too long before you observe things that you would have only observed if you have had a full-term baby, such as your baby’s smile, your baby grasping your fingers, etc.