What Babies Want by Debby Takikawa
Five Simple Steps to Calming and Communicating with Your Baby

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A timely and utterly original book that brings together groundbreaking information about what babies truly are, what they know and how we can support them to be their best as they develop and grow. Based on the latest neuroscience, the authors show how the experiences we have at birth sets up our perceptive neurology and influences the way we perceive the events of our lives. What Babies Want looks to cutting edge science, ancient cultures and traditional customs in search of ways to keep our children’s spirits intact.

Excerpt on interpreting movements:

“When she makes eye contact, smiles and says "Hello", she may get a big smile back, but at some point the baby will quickly duck his head or look away. Why does he do this?

This kind of turning away usually means “Hang on a sec, that was so exciting and full of stimulating information I need a short break to assimilate what just happened.” Turning away is one way that a baby can regulate the level of sensory intake so that he can keep up with what is happening. Once he has integrated the first contact with your friend, he will come back for more.”

About Debby Takikawa

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Debby Takikawa, DC, has a BA in Human Development and a Doctoral Degree in Chiropractic Medicine. She has had a family practice for over twenty years and in 2001, founded Beginnings, Inc., a non-profit clinic for babies and their families to learn more about bonding and attachment. The mother of three, she lives with her husband Shu on an organic flower and vegetable farm in Los Olivos, CA. Carrie Contey, PhD, is a leader in the emerging field of prenatal and perinatal psychology and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. She lives in Austin, TX.
Published September 20, 2011 by LifeTime Media. 176 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships.

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