Lesson 6 1. Describe the ideal setting for a baby’s birth. (500 words)
‘Before him there is a period of life different from that which he led in the womb ‘the spiritual embryo
Care of the newborn
Child has two lives: Age starts when life starts from the time the child is conceived natal being life Prenatal Before not enough attention Postnatal After most attention
Maria Montessori believed not enough attention was given to pre natal life and the actual birth of the child.
Trauma at birth
Until the moment of birth, the baby is in a warm fluid, protected from the bright lights, sounds and drop in body temperature. We have to consider the great adaptation the baby has to make leaving the mothers womb and entering the great big world.
Baby’s 1st experience of breathing on his own (before via mums umbilical cord)
Baby’s 1st experience of carrying his own body mass.
Baby’s 1st experience to feel his sense of touch (skin, blanket etc)
Baby’s 1st experience of the impact of light and sound
We cannot say exactly how the baby feels by conscious