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Attachment - babies and their parents
19 Feb 2018

Attachment is the strong, long lasting bond which develops between a baby and his or her caregiver. This enables babies to feel safe and free to learn and explore, and helps with forming relationships throughout their lives.

Providing consistent responsive and sensitive love and care of the first few months can help your baby develop. Responding to babies' cues not only helps to develop secure attachment but also is the beginning of two-way communication.

Unresponsive care can lead to attachment problems that can have an ongoing negative effect on your baby’s development.

Human beings are designed to connect together - we all need a safe and secure base. People who have had strong attachments as babies develop an inner sense of security, enjoy trusting long-term relationships, seek out support and have an ability to share feeling with others.

To read more about attachment have a look at the topic Attachment - babies and their parents.