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Understanding & Calming Your Baby, with Carrie Contey
The Birthful Podcast: Episode #105
Babies are constantly and very specifically communicating their needs to us. So what are some ways they do that? How can you tune into and translate their messages? And what if you have a baby that needs more help navigating the world? The fabulous Carrie Contey has answers. Check it out.
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What we talked about:
Your conscious baby: that big person in a little body
Ways in which your baby communicates with you
Responding to your baby
First you, then baby
Giving your baby a voice
The four questions for curious communication
The CALMS acronym for understanding your baby
Reflecting vs. reacting
How and when your baby’s brain comes online
The 6 week and 3 month changes
Fluctuating between doing and being in order to integrate
The power of the pause
What about your baby’s temperament?
Helping regulate their nervous systems
Why taking care of you is taking care of baby
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Carrie Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy, whole human being. She is the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement and the co-author ofCALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby. She has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, NPR, CBS radio and in many publications including Time, Parenting and The Boston Globe. Currently she lives, works and plays in Austin, TX.