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PREPARING THE HOME FOR THE BABY


As you begin to gather all the things needed for the baby's personal care, you may want to think of the sensitivity of a newborn and what that entails.  Over-stimulation of the senses, shock and trauma are never conducive to growth and health. And so it is of great value to prepare the surroundings, clothes and bedding of the child with gentleness and softness in mind. Picture the simplicity of the womb environment that the newborn will be arriving from. Choose soft colours for walls and furniture, avoiding loud pictures, cartoon characters and bold patterns that distract the attention. You may even like to find a gentle coloured silk to hang over the head of the baby's cradle to soften the light. (Think of gentle colours of a dawn sky.) Also look for light, gentle colours and natural materials such as cotton, wool and silk for clothing and bedding, as these are warmer and allow the skin to breathe. 


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The baby's surroundings


The importance of warmth


The importance of natural fabrics


How to make decisions

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Clothing - Gloeckler

Using sheep's wool - Gloeckler and Wolfgang Goebel

Development of movement- stages - Emmi Pikler



Cradle by Morisot