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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Babywatching by Desmond Morris. Babywatching by Desmond Morris. Trained as a zoologist, Desmond Morris now turns his attention to the first twelve months of human life, bringing a new approach babywatchign a number of intriguing and frequently asked questions.
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.
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I had a read of this one and if there was one book I am glad I read it is this one. It doesn’t try to push a particular method or routine etc but just goes right back to basics of how and why we do things as we have evolved. I read this aloud with my husband, usually in the car and we both found it a great alternative to everyone’s well-meaning advice. Only a few weeks left til the arrival of our twins but I will be recommending this b Trying to avoid all the ‘how to’ and ‘what to expect’ books.
Only a few weeks left til the arrival of our twins but I will be recommending this book to anyone who is pregnant and asks for advice! Apr 13, Abby rated it it was amazing. Desmond Morris is my favorite guy. At least, as far as zoologists go, he is my favorite one I’ve ever met. Actually, I’ve never met desmojd. But he’s still my favorite zoologist. I’m pretty sure I’ve never met another one, either. So anyways, all of his books are awesome, both about morrks and people. What could be better except maybe babies and bxbywatching in the SAME book?
He studies human beings like they are animals. Like, have you ever pondered questions such as “Do bab Desmond Morris is my favorite guy. Like, have you ever pondered questions such as “Do babies dream?
My only question left about my child after this book is the following: How come, at almost 17 months, won’t the little dude say any words other than “mama” and “dada”, when the book says that kids whose parents are talkative learn to talk a lot sooner than others? We met some 15 month old show off baby girl yesterday who was talking like a parrot and reading books, and said “Amen” at the end of a prayer. She sure thought she was amazing. Actually, so did I.
So anyways, I wish my baby would start talking. I also think we should challenge the little girl babtwatching a basketball dunking contest because my kid could win that!!! Pleasant and informative read on the behavior of babies, and a good handful of debunking of myths.
I would highly recommend this to new mothers, a lot of the myths addressed are still alive today. Feb 13, Joe Henry rated it really liked it.
As usual in my experience with Desmond Morris, I found this book interesting–especially with reading it on babywatchinng occasion of the birth of jorris first grandson–and well furnished with fascinating little tidbits, some things you probably never learned in school or heard at your mother’s knee. Some “stuffy” babywatchibg types might complain that he writes in a somewhat popular style, but that does make it pretty readable.
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 of 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.
The book is babywathcing as a sequence 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.
The chapter readings are typically maybe pages long There is an index, but no bibliography. In his descriptions, he comes across as dispassionate and fair as well as enlightening–much the very mature, knowledgeable, measured, reserved and careful scientist, don’t you know.
He sometimes mentions one study or another in support of his conclusions, but at other times he states his understanding pretty matter of factly, as in ‘and that’s the way it is. In some cases, he does note in effect that ‘the babywatchhing is still out,’ that mortis full answer is still unclear. There were, I will say, a few times for me when he calmly says with such authority some things that are so new and different for me Maybe I was just born a skeptic.
Jan 29, Littlevision rated it liked it. Babbywatching read two copies of this book – one was the illustrated edition and the second was just a text copy.
I think there was only one or two bottle-feeding photos in the entire book. This is a big thing for me, so I was interested to read and find out if this guy was a proponent of baby-training, etc. I was happy to find that this book is very pro-attachment parenting, from a biological perspective. It is vehemently I read two copies of this book – one was the illustrated edition and the second was just a text copy. It is vehemently anti-circumcision, anti cry-it-out, etc.
The only part that is “wrong” is the part about breastfeeding – babies are meant to breastfeed longer than Desmond Morris explains. He seems to recommend weaning too soon.
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.
Mar 27, Greg Metcalf rated it it was amazing. This is a fast paced read with short sections each answering common questions about babies, like why are babies born with blue eyes, why do they smile. I feel like it was written as sort of a cross between something informative for readers of popular science and as a guide for new parents.
Which, as a short book, might make it miss on both tries, but that’s what further reading is for. So it has babtwatching insights into the minds of babies for everyone, new parents might want to find some suppl This is babyaatching fast paced read with short desmonc each answering common questions about babies, like why are dsemond born with blue eyes, why do they smile.
So it has fascinating insights into the minds of babies for everyone, new parents might want to find some supplemental reading for more practical advice, and readers of popular science might want to find supplemental reading for a little more on the whys of some of the fascinating baby facts presented.
In questo libro Morris tratta in modo proverbiale l’etologia del bambino cercando di lasciare meno dubbi possibili al lettore. Da consigliare a chi vuole vedere con occhio critico la piccola creatura che gli cresce accanto. Mar 09, Amanda K. I loved reading this book. It is a great alternative to traditional baby guides, or an enlightening supplementary guide. It also answered questions and covered topics that traditional baby books do not.
Jan 01, Nagarjun Kandukuru rated it really liked it. Bought it the day my daughter was born. It is delightful, and makes you feel all warm fuzzy. But look elsewhere for practical, useful info. The sort of guy you want to hang out with to try and absorb some of his cleverness. Apr 24, Juliette Mundy rated it it was amazing. This book made me want to procreate. Il bambino come animale ed il bambino nella societa’ umana come a dire: Selena babywatcning ornelas-nokes rated it liked it May 02, Sukrita rated it really liked it Jan 02, Mandie Kramer rated it really liked it Jul 11, Matthew rated it it was amazing Nov 02, Ciarah Wilkins rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Sathya rated it it was amazing Nov 25, Jenn rated it really liked it Jun 11, Rhana Williams rated it really liked it May 25, Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Jan 29, Berber rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Michelle rated it it was ok Oct 07, Jeany rated it really liked it Apr 13, Stu rated it really liked it Jun 16, Teresa rated it it was amazing Jul 11,