Are you bursting with excitement that you’re going to be a dad? It is one of the most special experiences of your life. You can’t wait to see your little one and be a ‘dad’. While your wife is going through the physical process of pregnancy, your experience is equally fascinating as you and your loved one go through the various developmental milestones of the fetus.
Are you wondering how you can bond with your baby even before your baby is born? Read on for some ideas on how you can form a bond with your baby while they’re in the Wᴏᴍʙ.
1. Visualize your baby
Sometimes it’s hard to understand how a little being is growing every second. While moms can feel it every second as it’s happening inside their bodies, dads can also feel it by visualizing the baby as it grows. Visualizing your baby also strengthens your relationship with them. At a later stage, ultrasound imaging is of great help in visualizing how small your baby will be and in what form at any given time. As your baby grows, your heart will race with each milestone.
2. Talk to your baby
Your baby can hear well after 23 weeks, and if you talk to him often, he may even recognize your voice. So go ahead and tell him what you plan to do to be the best dad you’ve ever wanted. Talk about your dreams and share your life plan with your little one. You will never find a more patient or attentive listener. If you talk to your baby often, your baby, in addition to recognizing your mother’s voice, will also find your voice familiar. You may be as surprised as this dad when he receives his baby’s big smile as soon as he is born.
3. Pamper your spouse
No one knows the baby as well as its mother. When a baby is in the Wᴏᴍʙ, the connection between mother and child is beyond conscious thought. So go ahead and pamper your loved one. Her emotions have a direct effect on your child. Pamper her like there’s no tomorrow and make her feel nurtured.
4. Play music
Babies can understand the rhythm of their mother’s heartBᴇᴀᴛ. They are also aware of external sounds and can relate to music. So you can play your child’s favorite music at a certain time every day and talk to him about it. It will help them associate that music with your voice or presence. You can even try playing the same music after the baby is born to see if it calms or calms them down.
6. Read to your baby
In addition to talking to your child, playing music, reading to your child is a great way for you to bond with your child. Set a time in your routine and read aloud. Rest assured that your baby can hear you and may be enjoying your voice, the excitement in your breath and the love in your words. So read the books that you loved as a child and long forgotten. Having a baby is one of the best ways to relive your glorious childhood.
7. Accompany your spouse for prenatal visit
Track your baby’s growth and various milestones by accompanying your wife at all of her prenatal visits. The sound of baby’s heartBᴇᴀᴛ for the first time, the picture of the baby in the ultrasound is sure to bring Tᴇᴀʀs to your eyes. It will also help you prepare for the arrival of your baby as you and your partner have seen each of the major milestones in each stage. You can even try talking to your baby during the ultrasound to see if there is any movement when your voice is heard by your baby.
8. Feel the Kɪᴄᴋs
Feeling your baby Kɪᴄᴋ you for the first time is a very special experience. Sometimes, you can even try talking to your baby and see if he responds by Kɪᴄᴋing or moving. During the last trimester, babies move a lot and it’s amazing to see how active they are. As a father, it’s one of the best experiences you’ll ever have.