When you show your baby that you care, he feels special. When you include him in daily routines he begins to learn what it means to be part of a family. The trust between you will shape your relationship and help build his relationships with other people.
Early, secure attachments contribute to the growth of a broad range of abilities, including a love of learning, a comfortable sense of oneself, positive social skills, multiple successful relationships at later ages, and a sophisticated understanding of emotions, commitment, morality, and other aspects of human relationships. (NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON THE DEVELOPING CHILD, 2004)