Safe in the Arms of Love book and CD go hand and hand, I listened to the CD while reading the book. I was almost immediately more relaxed when the music started to play. The book is about bonding with your baby both before and after they are born. I received this book after I had my baby but after reading the book and listening to the music, I would highly recommend it to any new Mommy to-be, what a great shower gift! I love how the book talks about how to bond, I never really thought about that before. I knew that I had bonded with my daughter but I think maybe I was going through the motions a little (don’t we all when we are sleep deprived and taking care of small children) after reading the book I make sure to really be present and focused when I follow the suggested ways to support bonding “1. Touching your baby, skin to skin, 2. Massaging your baby, 3. Experiencing eye contact with your baby, 4. Singing and speaking in a tender way to your baby and 5. Playing with your baby.
One of the other things I started to do was radiate love (its a relaxation method), “the goal is to experience a feeling sense of radiance. A feeling sense means that you are remembering something using one or more of your five senses-taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing.” I don’t know about you but sometimes I get frazzled and stressed with the daily routine (the kids are crying/whining and I just need a break)! “When you know how to send a positive feeling from your heart/chest area, you can recreate that feeling more easily during life’s daily challenges.” When I started to feel stressed I take a few moments and use this relaxation method , it has really worked wonders for me.
I have also started a new bed time routine with the CD, I turn off the lights, turn on the music and rock my baby while she has her last bottle. The music is so soothing and relaxing. I look forward to bedtime because its such a pleasant experience, my 3.5 yr old has started joining us as well and most nights she falls asleep. This is such a nice time to bond with both my girls and I am so happy to have found this book and CD!