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Maybe I was just born a skeptic. Apr 24, Juliette Mundy rated it it was amazing. Hardcoverpages.

Morris is disturbed by the recent revival of interest in Watsonian theories, pointing to the methods prescribed by maternity nurse Claire Verity, who has cared for the babies of Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson and Sting, but whose appearance on the Channel 4 series Bringing Up Baby led to her receiving death threats, being spat at in the street, and being asked to stay away from the Baby Show at Earls Court, London.

The book is structured as a deemond of questions and his answers, which makes it easier perhaps to read to your burning interest of the moment, if in this case you are so inclined to read topically rather than from page 1 to the last.

Matthew rated it it was amazing Nov 02, A portrait of the amazing first two years of life.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Write a product review. This is my favorite baby book ever. By explaining the biology, physics, chemistry and other forces which drive the changes that occur in a baby’s body, Morris hopes parents will be able to make their own decisions about how to treat their child. Open Preview See a Problem? Although Babywatching covers a fair bit of ground, it remains brief overall, with short, easy to read chapters each on a distinct topic.


I hope it will empower mothers. Stu rated it really liked it Jun 16, Morris was born in when the theories of American baby expert John Watson were in vogue. Visit our Help Pages. The book is structured as a sequence of questions and his answers, which makes it As usual in my experience with Desmond Morris, I found this book interesting–especially with reading it on the occasion of the birth baabywatching our first grandson–and well furnished with fascinating little tidbits, some things you probably never learned in school or heard at your mother’s knee.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? After reading Morris I understand why my grandchild acts like she does, and can be a better grandparent for it. It is about us, even adults. It bqbywatching delightful, and makes you feel all warm fuzzy.

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Morris hits at ‘brutal’ babycare books

At least, as far as zoologists go, he is my favorite one I’ve ever met. Return to Book Page. But look elsewhere for practical, useful info. Morris says he hopes his book will provide mothers with the information to ‘read’ their baby’s body language that, in the past, would have been passed down to them from their mothers or extended families.

Actually, I’ve never met him. Veron rated it really liked it Oct 13, Read this and you’ll know how to respond properly to your baby. Bringing the detachment of an anthropological approach to the study of human infants, Desmond Desmohd writes an eminently readable book on the subject of babies.

He seems to recommend weaning too soon.


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Here’s how terms and conditions apply. My only question left about my child after this book is the following: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I read two copies of eesmond book – one was the illustrated edition and the second was just a text copy. See our Returns Policy. Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Jan 29, I loved reading this book.

Sukrita rated it really liked it Jan 02, To ask other readers questions about Babywatchingplease sign up. The sort of guy you want to hang out with to try and absorb some of his cleverness. To see what your friends thought of this ddesmond, please sign up. Overall, though, it was nice to read a little different opinion on babies rather than finding ways to make a baby work for you via ‘training’ he tries to impart understanding of the way babies are, harkening back to ape times.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, Morris debunks ancient superstitions and adult-centered biases and helps us see the world from the baby’s point of view. Want to Read saving….

I had a read of this one and if there was one book I am glad I read it is this one. Desmond Morris is my favorite guy. Desmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author. Follow up Morris’s infant to toddler frame with Socratic questioning and you have a critical thinking kid.

Primates and folks like the Bushman do the “food kiss”, which we do not in our culture.