The Golden Hour
The first hour of your baby’s life is golden.
The golden hour is the time Mommy, Daddy and Baby spend together as a family! It is the time for introductions, first “oohs and aahs,” the counting of fingers and toes and trying to figure out hair and eye color. It is a bonding time for you and your baby that is a once in a lifetime event and needs to be celebrated!
We want to give you and your baby that first hour together, uninterrupted, so you can get to know each other. We know you want to introduce your family and friends to your baby and we encourage you to welcome them after you have had this time alone.
Why it is important to bond with your baby in the first hour:
- Studies show that the mother-child bond is critical for your baby’s on-going growth and development.
- We are promoting Skin to Skin in the first hours and days of your baby’s life to help the two of you get to know each other.
- This closeness is one of the best ways for you to learn about your baby and begin the important process of bonding and connecting with your new baby.