Yesterday we watched The Happiest Baby on the Block. It's a condensed version of the book of the same name.
The main concept of the book and DVD is that human babies come out too early. Because evolution saw fit to make us the smartest creatures on the planet, our brains, and therefore heads, grow bigger than anything else when we're in the womb. This makes us come out before our bodies are developed to the point of being able to walk, crawl, slither, swim, really no forward mobility.
So the first 3 months should be considered the 4th trimester, and baby should be treated as if still a fetus.
Don't buy that? Then think this way, a baby spend 9-10 months in one basic position, hearing one sound, and being jiggled all day long. . . 24-hours a day. After he comes out, he doesn't get much of any of that. The book and video teaches you how to simulate that which calms the baby.
Our only complaint is we weren't shown this DVD in the hospital.
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