Your Amazing Newborn

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Da Capo Press, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 114 pages
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Your Amazing Newborn celebrates a baby's extraordinary abilities in the first hours and days of life. Marshall and Phyllis Klaus take parents and all those who care for new families into this freshly charted world, one they have been exploring for decades. The results of their fascinating research are illuminated by over 120 exquisite photographs, all of babies less than two weeks old.Your Amazing Newborn begins before birth with images of fetuses actually comforting themselves in the womb. We then see newborns less than one hour old crawling unassisted to the breast, recognizing the voices of their parents, and shutting our unwanted sights and sounds. Parents will learn how to discover an infant's clear preferences for certain shapes, smells, tastes, and tones of voice. They will be delighted by the ways babies seem to be able to ensure their own survival, and they will be amazed that within days after birth, newborns can engage in an intimate and reciprocal choreography, and nestle into a parent's embrace as though they had practiced for years. Your Amazing Newborn is a must for parents-to-be, grandparents, siblings, and caregivers; through its stunning photographs we see the first reach, the first mutual gaze-and most wonderful of all-the first spark of recognition that ignites a lifetime bond.
 

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Its just fascinating what our babies are capable of if we just stop be patient and watch! Very interesting quick read. I would recommend this book...it will put a smile on your face! Read full review

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In the past, much of our knowledge of normal newborn capabilities and development was based more on old wives' tales than on scientific research. Recent studies have disproved much of what was ... Read full review

Contents

Newborn Hearing
42
Touch Taste and Smell
50
Motions and Rhythms
58
f Expressions and Emotions
68
06
106
About the Authors 1 14
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Marshall H. Klaus, M.D., internationally known neonatologist and researcher, is the author or coauthor of several standard works in the field, including Bonding, Care of the High Risk Newborn, and Mothering the Mother. He teaches pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Phyllis H. Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.C.C., teaches and practices psychotherapy at the Erikson Institute in Santa Rosa and practices in Berkeley, California. She is coauthor of Mothering the Mother, and Bonding.

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