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Bonding With Your Baby

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Q  My 3-year-old often rejects help or cuddles from his dad. This is hurtful to all of us, and awkward for me, since my son is very affectionate...
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Human beings are social creatures  -- and that includes babies. And while it will be years before your child's calendar is filled with...
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My husband complains that I no longer snuggle. Guiltily, I know it's true. We're not talking foreplay here, just basic sofa cuddles while we channel-...
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Most evenings after dinner, Ron and Mary Katherine Lucey, of Austin, TX, retire to their dimly lit living room to dance to the sounds of Sinatra....
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Tracye Edwards of Lindenwold, NJ loves coming home from work to her son, Xavier, more than ever these days. At 6 months, he recently started...
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If your baby's one of the more than 1,400 infants born prematurely each day, you could find yourself spending a lot of time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
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All you need to know about bonding, holding, bathing and more
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Five ways to help nurture a deeper connection between your baby and husband
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Q. I couldn't breastfeed, and even now that my baby's 3 months old, I'm still sad. My husband thinks I should get over it. How can I get him to...
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If you've ever soothed your fussy baby with a quiet lullaby, you know the magic of music. But even though babies are sophisticated listeners ...
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Family-time activities will provide your child with a lot more than just a few hours of fun.
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I knew I had bonded with my eldest child, Liam, when he received his first vaccination at 2 months. He let out a wail, his legs flailed, and suddenly...
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Who can resist caressing a baby's deliciously soft skin?
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Q. I wasn't able to breastfeed, and my 6-month-old, Rebecca, is in daycare when I'm at work. How can I tell if we've bonded enough? A. I...
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Why it might not happen on day one, and how Mom and Dad (and Baby!) can ease into it
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Ways to build a lasting connection with your child
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"Love at first sight" doesn’t always happen with romance...but what about with parenthood?
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What to do when unconditional love takes a bit longer 
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What your husband needs to know to build a deep connection with your child

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