Understanding & Calming Your Baby, with Carrie Contey

Babies are constantly and very specifically communicating their needs to us. So what are some ways they do that? How can you tune into and translate their messages? And what if you have a baby that needs more help navigating the world? The fabulous Carrie Contey has answers. Check it out.

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What we talked about:

  • Your conscious baby: that big person in a little body
  • Ways in which your baby communicates with you
  • Responding to your baby
  • First you, then baby
  • Giving your baby a voice
  • The four questions for curious communication
  • The CALMS acronym for understanding your baby
  • Reflecting vs. reacting
  • How and when your baby’s brain comes online
  • The 6 week and 3 month changes
  • Fluctuating between doing and being in order to integrate
  • The power of the pause
  • What about your baby’s temperament?
  • Helping regulate their nervous systems
  • Womb extension
  • Why taking care of you is taking care of baby

 

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Photo of Carrie Contey

Photo by Cabe Lindsay, courtesy of Carrie Contey

About Carrie Contey

Carrie Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy, whole human being. She is the co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement and the co-author of CALMS: A Guide To Soothing Your Baby. She has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, NPR, CBS radio and in many publications including Time, Parenting and The Boston Globe. Currently she lives, works and plays in Austin, TX.

To learn more visit carriecontey.com, or contact her directly. She’s also on Facebook.

 

 


 
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