Many of us understand that it is essential for a baby to have a secure bond with their mother, but only a few know why. Below we wanted to discuss why an early bonding between a baby and mother is so crucial.
Believe it or not, but an early bond or a lack of it can affect a person later in their adult life. Anything from their mental health, the way they see the world or how they deal with challenging situations.
Secure early bond is likely to produce an emotionally stable adult, and lack of it can affect that person in the way that they will struggle dealing with the ups and downs in their life.
We are very different from the animal kingdom. Human babies depend on their mothers from the moment they are born - both physically and mentally.
Babies start understanding the world from the first moments. They are not sure what to make of it, and when they cry, they're often not sure what it's about. If a baby's needs are met or they are comforted, they feel secure and understand that the world is a great place. These feelings then shape a baby's understanding of life and are then taken into their adult life.
There was an American study done on children born in the 1970s, evaluating the importance of the bond they had with their mothers. Babies who had a strong bond grew up into adults who dealt with relationship problems in their adult life much better versus those who'd had a weak bond with their mothers when they were born.
There is an old saying that says " It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men". This is very true in many ways - providing a secure bond and support to your baby (especially from birth to 2 years old) is hugely valuable and helps create a confident person in their adult life.