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In the past few years, a new breed of baby-watchers has discovered more about infancy than has ever been known before. Infants brings this knowledge out of inaccessible academic journals and makes it available to everyone in direct language.
Written by a child psychologist who has studied the developmental progress of infants for many years, the book describes and interprets the fascinating capabilities of infants in their first years of life. It covers the ability of the newborn to see and hear their parents, their natural disposition toward getting to know caregivers, and the growth of love and attachment between parent and baby. It explores the changing mental abilities and social skills in the first and second years, and tells readers how they can observe these stages in children.
At a time when parents are increasingly beset by contradictory advice about infant care, many will find it useful to have a sensible and caring book that presents the latest information on understanding the behavior of babies. Parenting can then become the emotionally fulfilling and intellectually stimulating responsibility it should be.