Being With Infants
This one of a kind series gives childhood providers and parents direct access to a comprehensive care approach from renowned child specialist, Beverly Kovach, certified Montessori trainer, Pikler and Resources for Infant Educators (RIE). Series includes proper bottle feeding, lap feeding, diapering, sleep, play and much more.
S01:E02 - Philosophy
The basis for the infant curriculum includes a sensitive response and reciprocal relationship that occurs between the infant and adult, especially during caregiving routines where the infant is fueled by the intimacy between themselves and the adult.
S01:E03 - Caregiver Curriculum
Feeding an infant a bottle is individualized and should be done on the lap of the primary caregiver who observes and responds to the infant during the bottle feeding process.
S01:E04 - Basic Principles
Diapering is a routine that can enrich your relationship with babies. Diapering is done several times a day and builds a sensitive and responsive relationship between caregiver and the baby.
S01:E10 - Diapering
The seven basic principles originated by RIE(tm) founder Magda Gerber promotes a respectful approach to raising young children and includes a basic trust to believe in the infant's safe and developmentally appropriate environment. A time for uninterrupted play, a freedom to explore and interact with other infants and for the infant to be an active participant in his care routines.
S01:E11 - Bottle Feeding
The weaning environment for infants depends on the infant's ability to use his fingers to pick up food and to sit up completely on his own at a small table for individual feeding, as well as when the infant is psychologically ready to comfortably demonstrate more independence off the adult's lap.
S01:E12 - Solid Feeding
Solid feeding needs to be initially on the lap of the adult with familiar food items before transferring to an independent weaning table, where the adult sits with the infant, to be available to assist the infant if necessary.
S01:E13 - Weaning Feeding
Babies cry for many different reasons and it is a form of communication. Helping babies to understand their different cries is part of the adult role. Responding to a baby's cry tells the baby he has been heard and provides tuned in and sensitive care.
S01:E14 - Sleep
Babies need reliable routines for sleep that they learn from and can count on to ensure their proper rest. The ability of the adult to read and respond to the baby's sleep cues accurately, will aid the infant's ability to rest peacefully.
S01:E18 - Observation
Observation is a skill that develops over time and with repeated experiences where the adult learns valuable information about the infant and the best way to know and care for that individual baby.