Babies express themselves in a “secret language” that relies on wriggles and gestures, smiles and pouts, coos and cries. The Secret Language of Babies interprets the subtle but important nuances of these nonverbal communications so you know what your child really wants and you can decide how best to react.
The simplest of actions—an extended finger, a backward glance, a shy smile—represent surprisingly complex thoughts. From a tossed toy that means, “Let’s play!” to a headshake that says, “Let’s negotiate!” The Secret Language of Babies explores the innate signals that infants use to convey their needs, desires, feelings, preferences, and moods. Drawing on influential scientific studies as well as the authors’ experiences as parents and educators, The Secret Language of Babies presents examples of what your baby does, what your baby means, and how these communications reveal multifaceted meanings to both new parents and old hands.
Promptly and properly decoding an infant’s messages is the key to both a contented baby and confident parents. The Secret Language of Babies takes the mysteries out of infant body language, giving you the insight to gain a better understanding of your child.
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About the Author
Sally and Edwin Kiester co-wrote more than two thousand magazine articles on health and childcare subjects, and also wrote the Better Homes & Gardens New Baby Book.