We think you might find these links and resources useful and valuable in bonding over the miles.
Baby Focus guides you to have more fun and to bond with your special baby. The tips and ideas are created for the first 36 months of their lives. This book was developed to help you stay in touch with babies who live away from you. Baby Focus makes a great gift for family and friends who want to stay in touch, but need practical ideas that work. You can read the summary and reviews and buy the book here.
Some people prefer to use videophones to stay in touch. You purchase the videophone hardware and subscribe for a low monthly fee to contact others people with videophones. If you are not comfortable with a computer, you may feel more confident with a more familiar technology.
To find out more about how videophone technology can help you, contact Charlie Q Wang.
Photos are important to use while strengthening your bond with a long distance baby. Take lots of them. Develop photos and mail them out, and make photo albums for special occasions. There are lots of choices online. We are familiar with most of the services listed below.
NOTE: Always make sure you read and understand the privacy terms and settings on your online albums.
Free Online Gallery Services:
- Picasa Web Albums free from Google
- Flickr from Yahoo – There are some limitations to the free account, but there is an option to upgrade to a subscription based account to increase those limits. See all the info here.
- Photobucket There are some limitations to the free account, but there is an option to upgrade to a subscription based account to increase those limits.
- Snapfish Free if you purchase some of their products (i.e. You print some of your photos or make a photobook or print a personalised calendar, etc.)
Photo books are wonderful keepsakes. Make them for special occasions or create special occasions by remembering your visit with a photo book.
There are some helpful comparisons and reviews of the different suppliers here.
Record a personalized message for your special baby. There are cards, books, talking frames and photo albums to choose from. Baby will recognize you quickly, if they are familiar with your voice.