A baby’s first feelings are actually needs, and he relies on you to satisfy them.
A baby’s ability to love, to trust, to have feelings and to learn depends on solid love relationships that unite him to people who take care of him. This is called emotional attachment.
A baby demonstrates real emotional attachment for his parents when they warmly, lovingly and trustingly respond to his needs.
Because of this emotional attachment, the baby knows that you love him and that he can always rely on you, especially when he is scared, hurting or when he is frustrated.
This attachment has important impacts on the baby’s way of thinking, learning, and feeling and on how he will conduct himself throughout his life.
Babies can cry, babble or laugh to communicate their needs.