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What Babies Need

Posted by: Rhonda February 13, 2018

We all want to do what’s best for babies. But how do parents and teachers know what it is that babies really need?

Perhaps it’s time to leave the myriads of books and studies, to ignore the claims of marketers whose products offer “sensory stimulation” or “early language development” and return to an age-old fount of wisdom: grandmothers.

Lois Ingellis and Arlene Rider, two grandmothers who have recently retired from careers in early childhood, believe that commercialism and information-overload have confused our natural instincts about what babies need. “What has become of common sense?” they ask in this article: Read it now.