Understanding baby behaviours, nurturing healthy bonds
Caring for a baby or toddler can be fun, surprising, challenging, exhausting… the best and most difficult thing you have ever done!
Bonding or ‘secure attachment’ between a baby and mother or primary caregiver is an essential ingredient in every baby’s development. Recognising the strengths in your baby’s behaviour is central to creating healthy bonds.
Sometimes parents struggle to interpret or value the behaviour of babies or toddlers: what to an adult may be ‘making a mess’ is baby’s way of learning about the world through play. Baby Strengths is a set of 25 delightfully-illustrated cards for recognising baby strengths, understanding baby cues, nurturing connections with baby, building solid foundations for baby development.
Baby Strengths can be used to build dynamic conversations with: mothers, fathers and grandparents, childcare and family workers, parenting educators, health professionals …and anyone who cares for babies and parents.