Parenthood is a lot of work, but those moments where your child flings their arms around your leg or when they tell you that you are the "best mommy ever" make up for every difficult moment. But parenting a baby? It's not quite that easy to get the reassurance you need. Babies aren't really known for their great verbal skills or, you know, acting like they give a sh*t, which is why knowing the signs your baby loves you can put you on cloud nine after the fourth diaper and meltdown of the day.
According to Parents, babies have the emotional skills to show and feel affection pretty early on, even if it feels like all your baby is doing is, well, being a baby. It makes sense that your baby would be attached to you as soon as they're born. As Parents noted, they have been hearing, feeling, and smelling you during your entire pregnancy. But learning to actually love you? That comes as you care for them. Babies develop attachments and love for their caregivers, which is why adoptive parents feel love from their children just like a biological parent does.
So if you're the one caring for your baby, know this — your baby loves you. But sometimes that isn't enough when you're exhausted and covered in spit-up, right? So here are nine signs your baby loves you to help you through the rough days.