In this article you will find:
- 6 rhythms of interaction
- Response to stimuli
There are different stages through which passes the baby when it is being stimulated. If you are able to recognize them you will be able to act according to them. Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, the famous pediatrician from the University of Harvard, describes the pace of interaction to stimulate the baby.
6 rhythms of interaction
- Initiation:some event wakes up or becomes alert to the baby. It can be an external stimulus, such as a loud sound, or simply having called him gently. Once you hear it orients itself towards the source of the stimulus, turn the eyes, the face, the head and eventually the body towards which attracted his attention, in his attempt to get closer.
- Attention: their eyes are enlarged, his abdomen relaxes and the fingers of the hands and feet are stretched toward the stimulus. But, as you put attention reaches its limits, or capacity of concentration. After you begin to move your arms and legs or squirming.
- Acceleration: the passing of the baby this stage the movements of the body are accelerated, and does not pay attention to the stimulus.
- Excitement: in this stage the baby's movements added to such sensory excitement that is totally distracted from the focus of the initial stimulus.
- Retreat: already in this state has no other option than to stretch. You can do this by crying, closing eyes or turning the head toward the other side.
- Recovery: the baby will take from 10 to 20 seconds to recover from his state of excitement, to return to a state of calm and attention.
Keep in mind that babies do not always pass through each stage in a predictable way and safe. Some time spend for each phase of a so fast that one does not realize when to step on the moment of attention at the time of withdrawal.Read also: early Stimulation
Some babies skip one of the stages described, others are delayed in a stage a long time. Each baby has their own pace and most of them have established when you have six to eight weeks of age. The pace of the baby, flowing like a wave.
Response to stimuli
- The response is obtained, the baby is going according to the stimulus that is used, if you like it or not, and how we apply it. Young kids will like the changes gradual because sudden movements or intempestivos scare them.
- The adult person is more adaptable to a baby, so you have to be more sensitive to their own states and cooperate with them.
- Keep in mind that all children are different and you must learn to know them, respecting at all times their individual characteristics.