The importance of attachment
Attachment is the bond that develops between a mother, father or caregiver and a newborn in the first months of life. It is a very special relationship that usually emerges just after birth and is strengthened in the weeks and months that follow.
Attachment is fundamental to the mental health of both baby and caregiver and plays a key role in personality development.
At birth, attachment is entirely sensory. Placing the baby skin-to-skin after birth helps him to recognise his mother and makes his arrival in this world more bearable. Breastfeeding, whether natural or not, is another fundamental part of fostering attachment and strengthening the bond between baby and caregiver.
In the first weeks of life, or even months, babies often demand the constant presence of their parents. Everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, working or showering can be difficult to carry out if the baby needs to be accompanied at all times.
In these situations, accessories such as baby carriers or baby bouncers become great allies as they allow caregivers to carry out their tasks while accompanying their babies around the house. They provide freedom of movement for parents and safety for children, who never lose sight of their caregivers. That’s what our wheels do. When attached to a BabyBjörn, the bouncer and baby can easily accompany their caregivers around the house. They can comfortably carry your little one to the kitchen, swing him or her while working or reading, and even transfer him or her to his or her room if he or she has fallen asleep peacefully.
As babies grow, they develop autonomy and, at certain times of the day, seek to explore their surroundings on their own. It is important for parents to encourage these little expeditions while staying with him or her to ensure his or her safety but without interfering with his or her development.
This is often the case when little ones start to walk. At this delicate and exciting time, a good option is to offer little researchers a support that gives them the stability they need to move around on their own while maintaining their balance.
The stability offered by the BabyBjörn bouncer when used as a pushchair, combined with the controlled movement of Ride&Go Baby, makes an excellent baby walker. And this is This is where parents play a very delicate role, as they must be able to stay close to their little one to encourage him or her without interfering with his or her progress.
Over time, a baby who has developed a strong bond with two or three people, usually parents and siblings, will gradually expand his or her circle of trust to include more family members, caregivers and even friends. All of them will participate in part in the process of forming his or her personality and will leave their mark in one way or another.