Tips to help Dad bond with baby

Sarah McCormick, MA, CLE Parent Educator, shares advice for new parents on ways the best ways for dads to build a strong bond with their new baby
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Tips to help Dad bond with baby

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In terms of dad bonding with the baby, it's very helpful to know that dads bond physically; whereas, women tend to bond emotionally. Men tend to want to shake the baby, play with the baby, and make the baby smile; connect physically with them. It's really helpful to give dads a specific task. Dad can handle the bad at night, if dad can handle the diapering, if dad can handle the midnight bottle; it's really empowering for dad to have one specific task that they can take on and be really good at.

Sarah McCormick, MA, CLE Parent Educator, shares advice for new parents on ways the best ways for dads to build a strong bond with their new baby

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Sarah McCormick, MA, CLE

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After attending parenting groups as a mom with both her first and second child, she loved it so much, she decided that working with babies and parents was what she wanted to do for a living.  Sarah McCormick made a 180 degree career change, and enrolled at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena where Sarah obtained a Masters Degree in Human Development with a concentration in Infant and Toddler Development. Sarah is also a Certified Lactation Educator and a Perinatal Mood Disorders Specialist to better support the parents she works with.

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