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At times, baby care can feel like a mix of trial and error. Your baby may be fussy or seem uncomfortable, without a clear reason. Understanding and responding to your baby’s cues can help create a healthy emotional attachment. It will also help you to provide the right type of care that your baby needs for a healthy start.
Having a happy, confident child requires a strong, healthy emotional attachment. For some parents, this will come naturally. There are simple steps you can take to ensure a good connection with your baby.
Babies require delicate care during the first few months after birth. Learn more about infant care in this section.
Babies can feel discomfort around their mouths when they are teething. This can lead to biting, especially of caregivers. Babies can also bite their mothers when breastfeeding. Using a soother can help ease the discomfort. Speak to your healthcare professional to determine what works best for your baby.
It's up to you whether you have your baby circumcised. Circumcision has both risks and benefits. Learn more about circumcision.
Last Updated: June 2021