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Baby Meets World: Suck, Smile, Touch, Toddle

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  • How babies make their way in the world.
  • How grown-ups have tried to make sense of these tiny inscrutable beings.
  • Organized around an infant's sucking, smiling, touching, toddling. Part hidden history of parenthood, part secret lives of babies.

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A dynamic new story about how babies make their way in the worldand how grown-ups have tried to make sense of these tiny inscrutable beings.

As a new parent, Nicholas Day had some basic but confounding questions: Why does my son find the straitjacket of his swaddling blanket comforting and not terrifying? How can he never meet a developmental norm and still be OK? And when will he stop sucking my finger? So he went digging for answers. They were not what he expected.

Drawing on a wealth of perspectivesscientific, historical, cross-cultural, personalBaby Meets World is organized around the mundane activities that dominate the life of an infant: sucking, smiling, touching, toddling. From these everyday activities, Day weaves together an account that is anything but ordinary: a fresh, surprising story, both weird and wondrous, about our first experience of the world.

Part hidden history of parenthood,

About this item

Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

A dynamic new story about how babies make their way in the worldand how grown-ups have tried to make sense of these tiny inscrutable beings.

As a new parent, Nicholas Day had some basic but confounding questions: Why does my son find the straitjacket of his swaddling blanket comforting and not terrifying? How can he never meet a developmental norm and still be OK? And when will he stop sucking my finger? So he went digging for answers. They were not what he expected.

Drawing on a wealth of perspectivesscientific, historical, cross-cultural, personalBaby Meets World is organized around the mundane activities that dominate the life of an infant: sucking, smiling, touching, toddling. From these everyday activities, Day weaves together an account that is anything but ordinary: a fresh, surprising story, both weird and wondrous, about our first experience of the world.

Part hidden history of parenthood,

A dynamic new story about how babies make their way in the worldand how grown-ups have tried to make sense of these tiny inscrutable beings.

As a new parent, Nicholas Day had some basic but confounding questions: Why does my son find the straitjacket of his swaddling blanket comforting and not terrifying? How can he never meet a developmental norm and still be OK? And when will he stop sucking my finger? So he went digging for answers. They were not what he expected.

Drawing on a wealth of perspectivesscientific, historical, cross-cultural, personalBaby Meets World is organized around the mundane activities that dominate the life of an infant: sucking, smiling, touching, toddling. From these everyday activities, Day weaves together an account that is anything but ordinary: a fresh, surprising story, both weird and wondrous, about our first experience of the world.

Part hidden history of parenthood, part secret lives of babies, Baby Meets World steps back from the moment-to-moment chaos of babydom. It allows readers to see infancy anew in all its strangeness and splendor.

By Nicholas Day (Author)

ISBN-13: 9780312591342
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/2/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Number of Pages: 356
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Day, Nicholas
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: April, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780312591342
Brand: Macmillan
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 8.75 x 1.25 Inches
ISBN-10: 0312591349
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