Learning birth to 1 year

Whatever you do, don’t waste the first crucial six weeks of your baby’s life. Many people still think that because a baby isn’t making sounds and moving very much, she can’t respond to what is happening around her and she can’t learn. We know this to be entirely incorrect. Your baby’s emotional and intellectual development during the first weeks of life is moving at exactly the same rate as every other kind of her development, from her size and weight to her ability to coordinate.

I believe that, initially, the most important person in a baby’s life is the one who most consistently looks after her. In the majority of cases this is the mother. You are her most important teacher. As adults, we learn the most important ...

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