Newborn bonding in the NICU

Laura Dahl, Mom and Entrepreneur, shares advice for new parents with a baby in the NICU on how to best bond with your newborn baby
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Newborn bonding in the NICU

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Bonding with your newborn in the NICU is a really special thing. My major advice is be there. By be there, I mean in every sense of the word. Be there spiritually, be there emotionally, and be there physically. I was with my son at least 18 hours a day. The staff actually made me go home because they knew that once he came home, I wouldn't get much sleep at all. I got my five or six hours from the beginning. When I was there, I was touching him. I was holding him as soon as I could, even with all the machines. I was reading to him. I was singing to him. I was doing everything any mother would do, whether in the NICU or not. It worked out perfectly for us.

Laura Dahl, Mom and Entrepreneur, shares advice for new parents with a baby in the NICU on how to best bond with your newborn baby

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Laura Dahl

Entrepreneur & Mom

Laura Dahl is a fashion designer and creative director of two brands, Laura Dahl and Wifebeader and the co-founder and editor of the lifestyle website Built by Kids, where she teaches families, caregivers and children “The ABC’s of DIY”.  She thrives in the midst of chaos and feeds off the energy around her, but she always finds balance perched on top of a horse or in a solid Downward Facing Dog position.  She loves hats, a good dance party, and vintage cars. She finds inspiration in people and their cultures and is always eager to hop on a plane. A proud Sin City native, Laura grew up in the ballet studio and is related to Vegas Vick. Halloween is a big holiday in her family and she has plenty of wigs to prove it.

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