Thanks K and Jen for passing along these great attachment resources for adoptive parents. Can't wait to implement these techniques with Ben! We practiced attachment parenting with our current kiddos, so much of this will come easily to us, but there is a big difference between a newborn and an 18 month old! It's great to know that Ben will need lots of the same attention that a newborn needs, we are looking forward to that stage again.... bottles, rocking, singing, reading, bath time. All the things that Mommy's do for their new babies, and all the things that babies without Mommy's miss out on and desperately need.
The second site has some modified songs and nursery rhymes. :) Cute!
Rock a bye baby, in the treetop,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
And Mommy will catch you, cradle and all.
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children she knew just what to do.
She gave them some broth. She gave them some bread.
She gave hugs and kisses and tucked them in bed.
(These reinforce "I'm your Mommy, I will always take care of you.")