caregiver infant interaction

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  • Created on: 24-03-21 11:25

Care giver interactions

Research in the 70's demonstrated that infants coordinated their actions with caregivers in a kind of conversation.

from birth babies move in a rhythm when interacting with an adult almost as if they were taking turns as people do in conversation. This is called reciprocity.

Brazelton suggested that this basic rhythm is important for later relationships. The regularity of the infant's signals allows the caregiver to anticipate an infant's  behaviour and respond appropriatley. This sensitivity to the behavior lays the foundation to the later attachment between the infant and caregiver, 


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