Tag Archives: infant caregiving

Go Naked: Diapers Affect Infant Walking

hmmm http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3580949/

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Emotional musicality in mother-infant vocal affect, and an acoustic study of postnatal depression

According to Louise Robb (little over a decade ago): “Studies of mother-infant interaction have, over the last twenty-five years, significantly altered our perception of infant capabilities, introducing concepts of innate capacities for perceiving human partners and their expressions, intersubjective motives … Continue reading

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skin as soft as a baby’s

According to Sadie Morgan an article in OhBaby! (some time ago and I forget which issue, but it is online too): “When a child enters the world, his skin is usually smooth and soft, with an almost velvety texture. For … Continue reading

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Ma te huruhuru – wish I were in the country then!

Ma te huruhuruKia Aroha Marae, Kia Aroha College, Otara, Auckland 1st Oct to 4th Oct Director(s): Elaine Derbyshire  Jannie Visser Costs and Accommodation Details: Earlybird Fee* Full Fee Accommodation Live-in: Marae $ 462.00 $ 562.00 Kia Aroha Marae, Kia Aroha College NOTE: Earlybird … Continue reading

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Ethical relationships take time

“In a climate of ‘instantaneous time’, ‘frenzied families’ and ‘time-poor subjects’ where the fragility of bodies and social relations may be all too apparent, the conscious cultivation of slowness may be a salutary reminder of how our rhythms and routines have … Continue reading

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Why do you sit me up?

Great blog post!!! (on the problems with propping babies to ‘sit them up’) http://moverseenlibertad.cl/?p=636

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Attachment theory…

According to Margaret S. Stroebe and John Archer: “By the close of the last century, attachment theory had evolved into what Cassidy and Shaver (1999) described as “one of the broadest, most profound, and most creative lines of research in 20th-century psychology” (Cassidy & Shaver, … Continue reading

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‘Expressions of belonging: the effect of acculturation on the rhythm and harmony of mother-infant vocal interaction’

If you like Steiner’s thinking about rhythms at all, you’ll probably like this research, too. Maya Gratier explains that: “A sense of timing is as crucial in non-verbal communication as it is in verbal communication and, for the infant, lays … Continue reading

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Language and closeness

In an article I have enjoyed during several readings, Marilyn Fleer writes: “Rogoff et al. (1998) suggest that when infants are separated out from the everyday activities of their community then a need for distal forms of communication is necessary, … Continue reading

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Pennie Brownlee’s new site – respectful education and care

Pennie Brownlee has developed a new website: http://penniebrownlee.weebly.com/ She announced it in a recent email, writing that: “I have been ‘at the drawing board’ making a website that has everything on it – •  Homepage with some thoughts on it … Continue reading

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