The one thing that you always look forward to, as a new mom, is building a bond and connection with your new baby. At most times, that synergy is not built immediately, but over time as you both step into your beautiful new reality together. One of the most powerful ways that you can use to build a bond with your baby is through physical touch.
Every baby needs and benefits immensely from touch. Medical professionals encourage skin-to-skin contact for this exact reason, especially with high-needs babies. The strong association between the growth of babies and physical touch has been proven over and over again and it benefits both your baby and yourself.
Physical touch is powerful for moms and babies because:
It helps your baby to feel loved and safe
Stabilises baby’s body temperature
Helps both premature and full term babies with weight gain
Makes both mom and baby feel more relaxed
Helps prevent allergic diseases
Boosts milk production for breastfeeding mothers
So what’s the best way to take advantage of these benefits? I can recommend two:
Regular skin to skin contact: can be done immediately after birth and throughout the first few weeks of life. Let your baby lie of your chest without being covered in clothes or blankets.
A daily baby massage: bath your baby with the gentle top-to-toe® Baby Wash and follow with a gentle, moisturising massage, using the top-to-toe® baby massage lotion and baby oil.
The top-to-toe® brand that many of us have come to love and use in our homes, has been expanded with the delightful new top-to-toe® Baby Wash, Baby Massage Oil, Baby Massage Lotion and Baby Cream. I was introduced to this brand when Lesedi was born, 8 years ago, so it’s incredible to see this expansion and continue the journey with top-to-toe® with my daughter.
All products in the top-to-toe® range are specially developed for newborns
The top-to-toe® Baby Wash is clinically proven to be as mild as water and it gently cleanses without drying
The top-to-toe® Baby Massage Oil locks in more than double the moisture
The top-to-toe® Baby Massage Lotion gently moisturises delicate skin to help protect it from dryness. It is Hypoallergenic and formulated to minimise the risk of allergies
The top-to-toe® Baby Cream offers 24 hour moisture and gives extra protection from dryness.
I’m crazy about the pocket-size extra moisturising baby cream, which fits easily into her nappy bag or my handbag. Khumo loves being outdoors, but she has her fussy-days and this is where a familiar, soothing smell can calm her almost immediately.
I am so excited to be giving you a chance to win a full top-to-toe® set to the value of R500, including:
Top-to-toe® Baby Wash
Top-to-toe® Baby Massage Lotion
Top-to-toe® Baby Massage Oil
Top-to-toe® Extra Moisturising Baby Cream
Extra sensitive wipes
This delightful range has been available in stores from 1 November 2016
How to enter the top-to-toe giveaway:
Leave me a comment below telling me about the moment you first bonded with your baby.
For bonus points, share this post on any social media platform of choice and tag me:
Facebook Page: Modern Zulu Mom
Repost any of my Johnsons top-to-toe® posts on Instagram and tag me: @modernzulumom
Entries close on 7 December 2016
Winners will be notified by email
Prizes are not transferable/negotiable and may not be exchanged for cash
This giveaway is open to South African residents only
Good luck Mamas!
Modern Zulu Mom