Attachment begins during pregnancy and further develops when a parent/caregiver responds to a child’s needs in a warm, loving and dependable way.


It is important to build a good emotional attachment with your baby. By the end of the first year, your baby will have developed an attachment with their parent/caregivers who have spent time loving and caring for them.

Benefits of Attachment

Your baby will be able to:

  • Develop positive relationships
  • Feel confident and good about themselves
  • Enjoy being with others
  • Share their feelings
  • Deal with stress

Tips on Building a Strong Attachment


Your temperament may be different than your baby’s temperament and you may have to adapt your behaviour to help your baby handle different situations.

Parenting groups are available. The Make the Connection program promotes positive relationship between parent and infants/toddlers.