Synopses & Reviews
The Aware Baby marks a major breakthrough in our understanding of babies' emotional needs, and has now been translated into Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, and Italian. The author emphasizes the attachment needs of infants, which are best met by close physical contact, breast-feeding, and prompt responsiveness to crying. At the core of her philosophy is the concept of crying as tension release, with the emphasis that babies should never be left alone to cry. Topics covered include birth and bonding, crying, sleep/feeding issues, non-authoritarian discipline, temper tantrums, play, stimulation/learning, toilet training, attachment and separation issues.