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These women were carrying their infants in slings. What does natural parenting look like? These women intuitively know when their baby is about to eliminate, the story goes, and they pluck the baby out of the sling to do its business in a tidy, efficient manner.
Most impressively, their babies never cry. Oh, they may fuss a bit now and again, but they never resort to real bawling, because they never have to. Mom is perpetually in sync with them and their needs. Intra-uterine bliss gracefully gives way to extra-uterine bliss as they are carried and nursed kangaroo-style for many months after their ejection into the world of the breathing.
Besides, most anthropologists who report on parenting among tribal peoples have spent a year or maybe two with a group of people in a small village whose population rarely numbers over a hundred.
Do you think it just might be possible that during the year they visited, all three new babies in the village happened to be mellow, easy-going sorts? Such things do happen. Maybe if the anthropologist visited in a different year, when a couple of colicky babies came along, it would be a whole different story.
Other anthropologists never make such extravagant claims about tearless infants. They breastfeed on demand, rarely wean their babies before the age of three, carry them all day in slings and sleep with them all night. And their babies cry—a lot. Deloache and Alma Gottleib , in which anthropologists imaginatively construct childcare manuals for seven different cultures. The Beng of the Ivory Coast give their babies twice daily enemas perhaps to compensate for the lack of Pampers?
The Balinese start their babies on mashed bananas and rice cereal the first day of their lives. The Trobriand Islanders, immortalized in the s in a watershed ethnography by anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski, are often viewed as the archetypal blissed-out, natural-and-free, half-naked human-animals luxuriating in a South Seas paradise. What would Dr. Sears say about that? As a scholar, I consider this kind of worshipful but patronizing attitude toward indigenous peoples a serious error in the interpretation and analysis of human culture.
Wherever you find people mothering children, it is as complicated and culturally-bound as mothering is here at home. And this, really, is what annoys me about Dr. No, he is selling it as the equipment for the form of parenting that anyone who truly loves her children will adopt. Wear your baby enough, The Baby Book suggests, and you will morph into a mom like Karen, one of the many mothers Dr.
Sears writes about approvingly or was that paternally? Karen had a career. Instead she found a new sort of job, one where she could work and wear her baby.
Sears implies, is sloppy seconds. A compromise. Or, more to the point, a travesty.
What can be said about parents who choose to go against Nature? You have to pity them, I guess. And their poor children.
Bad mommy! Sears was some kind of patriarchal-backlash, woman-hating fanatic, or I would have realized on the spot that yes, he was right, and therefore a person like me had no business having children. So I figured that either I could do my beloved child irreparable emotional harm, or I could become someone different, the sort of person who could be a good parent.
So what if the person Dr. Sears wanted me to become bore no relation to the former me? Premature Baby Book William Sears.
The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood M. The N. Book William Sears. The Autism Book Robert Sears. About William Sears William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, are the pediatrics experts to whom American parents turn for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition.
Martha Sears is a registered nurse, certified childbirth educator, and breastfeeding consultant. He has practiced pediatrics for nearly 50 years.
Together, the Searses have authored more than 40 pediatrics books. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
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Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. One person found this helpful. Sears shares expert information from both a medical standpoint and his and Martha's personal experience of having eight children and now grandchildren. It was spot on with my parenting experiences, as well as many other moms I have met.
Even with all the help available online, this book is a great resource and it's easy to find answers quickly. I now give this as a baby present. This book is well-known for being a must-read if you're interested in attachment parenting. Other reviews go into this more. For me, this book has value because it deals with so many aspects of baby care and development.
Most books about baby care seem to read like troubleshooting guides -- there's information about day-to-day life, but much space is devoted to the problems that can arise.
This book is more like a true owner's manual for a baby. In addition to the ample information about health and nutrition, there are wonderful sections on development, activities, and the long-term arc of your child's growth. This book doesn't just tell you how to meet your baby's needs, but also provides advice for savoring this amazing time. I'm glad I own a copy of this book, because it's not the kind of book you would want to read and then return to the library. It's big, and I find myself referring to it every month or two as my child changes.
Some of the very best parts of this book have to do with child development. The basic toys recommended are so useful. The carefully described sequence of events leading up to sitting, crawling, and walking are fascinating.
The advice about working with toddlers is very excellent. Also very helpful was the chapter about fussy babies. The attitude taken by the authors, as well as the techniques advised in this chapter, were extremely helpful during my baby's first few months. In terms of the attachment parenting advice, my own opinion is that most of it is solid.
We provided our young son with all the nurturing he seemed to want, and he's now a lively and independent toddler. This book provided us with many helpful ideas for tuning into my son's wishes and needs.
I think this book is a little too quick to put down the intentions of parents who don't practice Sears methods, which is why I think some parents dismiss this book as guilt-inducing.
But this did not stop me from getting a great deal out of the book. I have yet to find a parenting book that I agree with entirely -- I pick and choose ideas, depending on my instincts and my son's needs. Several important aspects of attachment parenting work very well for my family, and so this book is very helpful.
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