You are your child’s first relationship.
Help build a secure base for your baby right from the start.
Take time to sit with your baby/toddler
Follow your child’s invitation to play
Remain engaged and emotionally available
Wonder what your baby/toddler might be experiencing and feeling when held, fed, changed, etc.
Wonder what feelings lie behind your baby/toddler’s behavior
Wonder about your own feelings in response to caring for your child
Encourage your baby’s interest in people and playthings
Use feeling words: happy, sad, upset, excited
Remain flexible, adaptive, curious, and balanced in response to your child