From an international expert on infant-parent communication, Your Baby Is Speaking To You is destined to become a parenting classic. Through intimate access to babies and their families, Dr. Kevin Nugent and acclaimed photographer Abelardo Morell capture the amazingly precocious communications strategies babies demonstrate from the moment they are born.
Your Baby Is Speaking to You illustrates the full range of behaviors—early smiling to startling, feeding to sleeping, listening to your voice and recognizing your face. The newest research—including information on subtle and fleeting behaviors not seen or explained in any other book—illuminates the meaning of the things babies do that concern and delight new parents:
– the language of yawning
– the rich range of cries, and how to understand their meanings
– baby’s earliest “sleep smiles” and sleep states, and what they signify
Your Baby Is Speaking To You delivers the information parents crave in gentle, accessible style while giving parents the confidence they need to respond to their own baby’s way of communicating during the very first astonishing days and the months beyond.
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|Differences in temperament are obvious in the way newborns move and in their activity levels.||For both the mother and father, touching and holding their baby close stimulates a release of oxytocin, which fills the parent with feelings of deep tenderness.|
|Nowhere is nascent empathy more evident than in the relationship between twins.||At first glance you might mistake an expression of overstimulation for a look of intense interest.|