Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, Toddle
A dynamic new story about how babies make their way in the world—and how grown-ups have tried to make sense of these tiny inscrutable beings.
As a new parent, Nicholas Day had some basic but confounding questions: Why does my son find the straitjacket of his swaddling blanket comforting and not terrifying? How can he never meet a developmental norm and still be OK? And when will he stop sucking my finger? So he went digging for answers. They were not what he expected.
Drawing on a wealth of perspectives—scientific, historical, cross-cultural, personal—Baby Meets World is organized around the mundane activities that dominate the life of an infant: sucking, smiling, touching, toddling. From these everyday activities, Day weaves together an account that is anything but ordinary: a fresh, surprising story, both weird and wondrous, about our first experience of the world.
Part hidden history of parenthood, part secret lives of babies, Baby Meets World steps back from the moment-to-moment chaos of babydom. It allows readers to see infancy anew in all its strangeness and splendor.
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Review: Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, ToddleUser Review - Samantha Hines - Goodreads
Loved this book! So insightful and interesting. I learned a lot about how my babies tick. Wish I had read it right before Lorelei was born. Not a parenting book at all but tells you how your baby "works." Read full review
Review: Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, ToddleUser Review - B. Rule - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book, but I was initially going to rate it much lower. The problem is that, near the beginning of the book, the author makes some claims about various churches' positions on ... Read full review
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