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Book of Jenny: How Babies Communicate

Babies try to tell us what they want or need before they can talk. Part of the fun of parenting is learning how your baby communicates. No two babies are alike, and different babies use different expressions and movements to tell parents what they want.


It’s a Stressful Life


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Sumner, G., & Spietz, A. (Eds.). (1994). NCAST caregiver/parent-child interaction feeding manual. Seattle, WA: NCAST.

Weinberg, M. K., & Tronick, E. Z. (1994). Beyond the face: An empirical study of infant affective configurations of facial, vocal, gestural, and regulatory behaviors. Child Development, 65(5), 1503-1515.