Guest post by Vivien Sabel
When you think about baby talk do you think about cooing and gurgling?
Well, I don’t!
I think about what our babies are saying with their body language, faces and mouths. I think this way because my mother is deaf. She doesn’t use sign language and is an expert at lip-reading!
In childhood, my mother and I learnt so much from one another not with words or speech, but through the world of body language and non-verbal expressions.
In looking at one another, we learnt to understand all we needed to in our wordless world. Although I was born hearing, I instinctively followed my mother’s way of understanding, and gathered all I needed non-verbally.
Much can be learnt from the world of the non-verbal, and you can learn so much about your baby and their world just through simple observation.
This is a gift – a gift you and your baby will benefit from.
I know you’re a busy parent, but if you have a baby and a few minutes, please spend a little time every day looking at your baby.
Your observation will help you develop such amazing understanding of your little one. You can learn all about your little ones hunger, thirst, tiredness, need for a nappy/diaper change, need for contact, over stimulation, constipation, and even ill healthy before your little one reaches the crying stage!
Observation will support:
- you to know all about your baby
- you in easing frustration and distress
- you to improve communication
- you to create an environment for growth and development
- you to bond further
- brain development in your baby
- you, which will create a happy baby and a happy you!*
*Key features taken from Chapter 2 of The Blossom Method, The Revolutionary Way To Communicate With Your Baby From Birth
Vivien Sabel UKCP MBACP ScPTI
Vivien is the author of The Blossom Method™ The Revolutionary Way To Communicate With Your Baby From Birth. She is a Relational Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and researcher. You may connect with her through her website, blog or twitter.