Creating a solid bond with your baby is so important, as it will enhance your child's psychological health throughout their life
Some of the main ways you can build a strong bond are through touch (eg skin to skin contact, massage) sound (singing to your baby) and eye to eye contact.
When baby is first born, being placed skin to skin is so important in the first hour while the baby is fairly alert and will be mapping your face.
First thing in the morning or at bedtime, keep your top half naked and let your baby be naked and cuddle! Wrap a blanket around you both if it's cool.
Bath time is another great time to spend skin to skin time together, having a bath with your baby. Your baby will love gazing into your eyes and getting to know you by doing this.
During a breastfeed your baby will also love gazing into your eyes, and this is another great time to have some quality eye contact and strengthen the bond between both of you.
Singing to your baby, it does not have to be a long song, a few lines over and over are fine.
Massage and stroking of their body, after a bath, nappy change.
Carrying your baby close to your body in a wrap sling, will make them feel safe and secure, they can feel your body and hear your heartbeat.