Updated: 13 March 2013 00:00 | By Rob Kemp
Fatherhood: Bonding with your baby

Know the bonding benefits



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For some new dads it can feel like their new baby is monopolising their partner’s time – and vice versa. But fathers can develop a strong connection from before the baby is born and build a bond that will benefit you all.

If you’re lacking any motivation to bond with your baby take note of the latest research into how beneficial it can be. Scientists from Oxford University have discovered that loving contact between baby and daddy in their early days can help to produce a calmer, happier child at the age of one and even reduce the likelihood of behavioural problems occurring for the offspring in later life too.

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