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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: CP Publishing (26 Jun 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903275407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903275405
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,920,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A fascinating new book which, through unique photography provides a detailed insight into how babies develop from birth'. -- You and Your Baby Aug/Sept 2000

'A remarkable new book.' -- Anthony Brown, The Observer July 9 2000

'A startling new book'. -- Natalie Clarke, Daily Mail July 13 2000

'An astonishing sequence of video stills show Ethan gazing at his dad intently. Within moments he clearly imitates his dad. The video clock shows that the baby is just 17 minutes old'. -- Barbara Lantin, The Daily Telegraph July 6 2000

'Easy steps to ending the crying game. The first message is: Don't blame yourself if your child cries a lot'. -- Emma Burns, The Mirror June 29 2000

'I welcome the launch of The Social Baby as it is the first book to illustrate through pictures how to interpret the subtle language of a new born baby. It will prove to be an invaluable guide to parents on how to understand a baby's communication from the moment their child is born. It is a thoroughly informative book'. -- Tessa Jowell, Minister for Women, 6th July 2000.

'I wished I'd had it around when I was having my own babies. It's a lovely, lovely book.' -- Harriet Harman, MP

'These wonderful pictures record the very first minutes of baby Ethan's life, showing quite clearly how an apparently helpless newborn is actively getting to know his parents right from the start'. -- Practical Parenting Aug 2000

'This attractive book provides a rich source of insights into the development of babies. The photographs focus on the baby's remarkable emerging capacities. As well as being of interest to parents and those who care for babies, this book will also be useful for those who are training to work with families and young children.' -- Alan Stein, Leopold Muller Professor of Child & Family Mental Health, The Royal Free Hospital, and The Tavistock Centre, London, UK --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Synopsis

Every baby is a unique individual from the moment of birth, with its own likes and dislikes. Only by being finely tuned to a baby's unique communication can an adult fully understand the baby and its needs. The Social Baby is a new and innovative video which is based on established research about the development of infant communication. The video provides a window into the rich and complex social world of babies and looks at individual responses to voice, smell and sensitivity to the environment. The video supports parents and carers to manage crying by helping babies to calm themselves. The video also provides strategies for feeding and developing a consistent sleeping pattern. The video is based on the book of the same name and uses footage filmed during the making of The Social Baby book.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Aug 2000
Format: Hardcover
Lin Murray has written an amazing book which should be read by all those who come into contact with babies. The photographs of the ways every baby is able to communicate are wonderfully descriptive and give the reader a great insite into the world of the infant. I am sure this easy to read book will be welcomed by the Internation Assosiation of Infant massage as we teach massage through infant communication. Cherry Bond - Baby Massage Specialist
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 July 2000
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This is a fascinating and eye-opening book which every mother and father should read. It makes you aware exactly how sensitive and intelligent babies are, and shows how inportant and rewarding communication with babies is. It is also very helpful in teaching parents how to respond to the cues of the baby. It made me realise that there is no such thing as 'difficult' babies, but only sensitive ones.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Dec 2004
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I feel that this is a lovely book for anyone coming into contact with babies and small children. I hadn't realised before reading this book that babies are immediately communicating and interacting with their environment from birth. This book enables people to understand what a baby is communicating, and how to manipulate a babies environment to give it the best comfort. This book is a real gem.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Vicksept on 13 Jun 2004
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What a fantastic insite into a baby's way of thinking.
As a new mum this book has enlightened me. I have tried suggestions in the book on things to do with my baby and they work. She now imitates me. I also can read her body language.
The pictures are excellent. I have tried the suggestions in how to settle my baby and it works. TRUST me it does. Baby is sleeping as I type.
I also ordered the suggested acompanyment baby books and baby loves them and the mobile that comes with them.
Even my Health visitor was engrossed. Top Marks.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Becky Lowten on 11 Jun 2008
Format: Paperback
This book was facinating and was so helpful in understanding our newborn baby. It was so reassuring to observe normal behaviour in the beautiful photos and was not a how to guide like other books but enabled us to come up with our own solutions. It was recommended by my health visitor and since i have recommended it to all my friends with or having babies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr AS on 6 Dec 2012
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Really useful book Even if you are not a first time parent. Really interesting comments on nonverbal communication. Easy read with lots of pictures of babies' faces.
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By Le Whitfield on 25 April 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is delightful and such a refreshing change from the "how to cope with your baby" genre of books for new parents!

The style is sympathetic and informative; the pictures and commentary enable you to understand how your baby communicates with you from the start. It's so wonderful to understand how strongly the newborn baby is motivated to join in with its new social world, and learn about the non-verbal messages that he's giving us. This book approaches babies as the little people that they are and delights in their abilities.

As a new parent, although not a childcare professional, I'd heartily recommend this book to parents and anyone sharing the care of babies.
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By faiza baig on 4 Sep 2014
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Thought this book was good as pictures mainly illustrated the text and when your a new parent you don't even have time to stop to breath!
It was not as informative as I would have hoped I wanted to know what actions baby was doing meant. . I.e raising of legs to tummy/ biting of fingers/ dribbling - when to suspect the baby is not well..
Never the less id still recommend this book as any information to support you to better understanding your child is a bonus!
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