More Bonding Tips To Help Adoptive Parents
Nothing will be successful without effort so to be able to build your bond with your adopted child, you will have to set aside some time to devote to him/her and stick with. Below are some suggestions which will help you in creating this bond.
Touch is really the very best mode of communication with your child, especially for newborns. You can begin by holding your baby near you or cradle him/her in your arms whenever you have the opportunity. Even a pat on the shoulder or a hug for encouragement or to comfort your son or daughter will make your child feel happy and loved.
2. Sing or hum a song
It doesn't matter if you can carry a tune or are a terrible singer, your baby loves to hear your voice! It makes them feel comfortable and is soothing to them once they become familiar with it.
3. Talk to your child often
It doesn't matter if you have adopted an infant or an older child, they will still love to hear your voice. It will also help to build up your child's confidence if you find time to talk to them with your busy schedule. Be sure that you always say goodbye before leaving the house and goodnight when putting them to bed. You could also talk to them while you're cleaning the house or cooking dinner – even if they aren't in the room with you. Just hearing your voice is a good way to bond.
4. Make full use of everyday activities
If you have adopted an infant, the usual diaper-changing time may actually be a great bonding time with your child. Take advantage of this time by kissing your baby's feet, cuddling them, or talking to them. Be sure you tell your adopted child that you love them and that you're happy they're in your life now—regardless of how old or young they may be!
5. Massaging your child
There are massage classes now available for adopted parents and their babies. A daily massage for your child, even infants, can go a long way with bonding.
Please feel free to contact Radis Adoptions for more information about adoption and bonding with your child.