Helping Babies Help Themselves

From in your arms to standing alone. An illustrated guide

By Vickie Meade, Janette Heath Osborne

Contributions by: Christina Frank

Written by two highly experienced pediatric physiotherapists, Helping Babies Help Themselves is necessary reading for all first-time parents. The book explains in straightforward terms how babies express their feelings and demonstrate their physical needs at different developmental stages, through their facial expressions, noises, and the way they move. Parents can use this book to focus on the subtle elements that make each baby's motor skill development unique. Understanding and anticipating each challenge will guide parents to give their infant just the right help when it is needed. Life-like illustrations of infant movement beautifully depict the child's developing muscle strength. Quick tips, key points, and frequently asked questions provide clear and simple advice, from ways to wrap and help babies settle, to where to place your hands to guide and assist them in their movement. With this essential resource, parents will feel supported in helping their babies achieve their physical potential, developing their strength and confidence, from newborn infants to when they pull to stand.

72 pages

Publication Date: 10/8/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781742860992