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  • Bonding, or attachment, with your baby is important. It will help your baby develop and help you to understand your baby and their cues.
  • For some parents, it may take time to bond with your baby, this is normal. 
  • Newborns and babies aged 0 to 6 months have not yet learned to settle by themselves so it’s common for them to be unsettled. They usually need your help to settle and go back to sleep.
  • Babies usually need a cue to tell them it is time to go to sleep. This is usually something in their external environment such as swaddling or wrapping, a bath, massage or a room with dim lighting.
  • A bedtime routine is predictable and calming for your baby and can prevent sleep problems.

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Reviewed on: 27-03-2023