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The Vital Touch: How Intimate Contact with Your Baby Leads to Happier, Healthier Development

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    What babies really need!

    I though this book was excellent. It really gives the reader an eye-opening look into the importance of touch and caring for babies. It's a great reminder of how other cultures are excelling at producing well balanced adults. It's no wonder we have so many messed up people in the US with all the emphasis on seperating newborns from their mothers and attempting to make newborns independent. This is an excellent book and is full of reference materials. A must read - don't push your child away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2002

    Opinion from a porfessional

    I am a mother of two, a preschool teacher and a part time Licenced Massage Therapist. This is the best book I have ever read in regards to positive touch. I have quoted excerpts from this book while teaching infanct massage classes. I have recommended this book to all clients who have children. I have also recommended this book to any one I know that is expecting. This is a must read. It clearly defines what touch does for an infant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2001

    The sociologist view of attachment parenting in cultures around the world - the best book I read after the birth of my first baby

    This book was a joy and utterly fascinating to read. Well researched and well written, it provides a sociologists view of the role of touch in parenting newborns and infants in different cultures around the world -- sort of the 'thinking person's guide to attachment parenting'. It provides insights and examples of different parenting styles in 'high touch' cultures (Hispanic, French, some South East Asian) vs. 'low touch' cultures (English, German, Japanese and to some extent American)around the world, and the affects of those styles on the development of children's and adults' sense of self and relationship with others. I read the book in the first weeks after the birth of my first child, while my husband and I were trying to figure out (intuitively and with the help of books) what style of parenting would be right for us. It helped me to appreciate the importance of touch, as well as smell, in nurturing our bond with our newbond. It convinced us that attachment parenting was the right way to go for us as parents, as well as for our baby. If anyone looked at us oddly when I breastfed in public, or told people that our baby was sleeping with us, I was able to explain to them why those things were so important. Now that our baby is over a year, I see all the benefits in terms of our relationship with him, his emerging personality (very happy & comfortable with others), and his ability to communicate and express himself to us and others.

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