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Tips For Bonding With Your Baby From Dr. William Sears

Tips for bonding with your baby from Dr. William Sears

My children are mostly grown. With kids ages 13 − 25, I am way past the baby stage, and I have not yet hit the grandbaby stage. In fact I have told the older children that they cannot start having babies until the last one is out of the house. I know that sounds selfish, but when those grandbabies start coming I want to have the time to fully indulge them the way an amazing grammy should. I know I have no control over such things – but one can wish. I do know that whenever that time comes, and right now it doesn’t look like any time soon, I will be ready to heap a ton of love on my grandkids!

When my children were small, I read a lot of Dr. William Sear’s books. With over 40 books published, you are bound to see his books on the shelf of your neighborhood bookstore. He was a wonderful resource to me as my children were growing, so when I was offered the opportunity to interview Dr. Sears, affectionately called Dr. Bill, I said, “Yes, of course. I would love to chat with Dr. Sears!”

New Baby

While I do not have any babies in the home, I know that many of my readers do. In my interview with Dr. Bill, he shares with me six key ways parents can bond with their babies from before birth and into their toddler years. I remember when my children were young – I had three under the age of 4 1/2 – and the late afternoon hit, we were all tired, dad was not yet home from work, and the littles got fussy! I called this the Witching Hour. How many mother’s are familiar with the Witching Hour? Well, Dr. Bill has affectionately renamed it the “Happy Hour” and has tips and advice to turn that time around and make it a soothing and happy time for both baby and parent. That one tip alone is worth the watch!

On top of being a pediatrician and author, Dr. Sears and his wife have eight kids! This is a doctor that knows the ins and outs and the daily ups and downs of child rearing! Enjoy the interview – there is much to be learned from this man’s expertise.


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(18) Comments

  1. I have always called it the witching hour too! I will have to look into this to turn it around!

    1. Stacey says:

      That’s what I called it 🙂 But I suppose with a change in perspective and routine – it could become more positive. Good luck!

  2. This is lovely! I have a 2 month old so this is great!

    1. Stacey says:

      Ah! Congrats on your new baby! Cuddle away <3

  3. I don’t have any kids yet, but I enjoyed reading about how he suggested new moms bond with their baby! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Stacey says:

      It’s always good information. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I am reading your article while I am cuddling with my three year old. Loving it.

    1. Stacey says:

      Oh, I love hearing that! I miss those days. They go by so fast – I now everyone says that, but they really do!

  5. Great tips here! My kids are both in their 20s now but I could definitely have used them when they were babies.

    1. Stacey says:

      Congrats on raising your kids to adults! I love this stage with my older ones.

  6. My kids are older now and I never did get to read one of his books.

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, most of his books are geared for babies and toddlers, but there are a few for parenting older kids. I read his baby books 🙂

  7. These are great tips! I’ll be sure to check out his books whenever it is my time.

    1. Stacey says:

      Yes, be sure to tuck his name away. I always appreciated that he was a father as well as a pediatrician. Plus his wife was a nurse. Between them they have a wealth of information to share.

  8. Great tips, thank you for sharing! I’ll need to check out his books!

    1. Stacey says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and tips! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. He is so knowledgeable. I wish I had read his books when my kids were babies, but I was too sleep deprived to focus on anything! Great post and what a fun opportunity for you to interview him!

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, I did enjoy interviewing Dr. Sears. I definitely had a few months with each baby that I was sleep deprived, but that was it. Mine were pretty good sleepers 🙂 I always felt so bad for my friend’s that had colicky babies.

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