As everyone experiences, Christmas can be a hectic time of year especially for busy parents. It is also a time for connection, gratitude for what we have and a great opportunity to spend precious time with the special little people in our lives. Creating quality time with your baby can be tricky but there are simple and easy ways to build those precious bonding moments into your Christmas holiday.
It only takes a few moments to connect with your baby so changing time with your baby can be a great time to do this and communicate how much you love him/her. If you make changing time relaxing, your baby will be more relaxed and you can use these moments to talk to your baby, sing and have fun. Babies love simple things and above all, they love being with their mummy or daddy. You are their world and your baby’s first teacher.
When you have the time, use changing as an opportunity to bond with your baby from when your baby is 8 weeks old. With your little one lying down comfortably, gently massage their feet slowly with organic vegetable based oil. Touch communicates love, trust and security, enabling you to clean and change your baby in a more relaxed way. Using a wipe such as HUGGIES® Newborn to cleanse allows you to have lots of skin-on-skin contact with your little one and ensures kindness to even the most sensitive skin.
Capitalise on the fact you’re not rushing around and enjoy the moment with your baby. Sing, smile and use touch as a way to reassure your baby and teach them that the world is a loving place. Changing a baby doesn’t have to be functional and something you rush through, it can be really fun and a time to talk and share.
If you have an older baby, nappy changing can become trickier! What I used to do with my children is have a little song that I sang at change time so they knew it was coming.I would also have a little rhyme I would say as I was changing and I would also give a tummy massage to help digestion and because touch and connection can express so much. You can also take the…