It might seem strange to literally give time to think about the most effective way to play with your child, rather than allowing for it to “naturally” happen. But the truth here is that many parents find playtime boring, difficult, unrelatable while some even view it as a chore.
For your baby, a bunny, blankie or dudu is an actual object in reality which becomes imbued with parts of him- or herself. At the same time, it represents you, or stands for you, when you are not there.
Children who have routines in place come to learn what to expect, which helps them feel like they have order and control in their lives. They feel secure, knowing what is to come, plus routines help children build healthy daily habits.
There is so much to think about before the baby arrives, leaving very few couples time to think about what actually having a baby may do to their relationship. While there is definitely more love to go around when a family expands, couples often find themselves in a post-baby slump. Their “us time” is virtually non-existent anymore while every ounce of energy is devoted to the new baby.