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New Mom Must Have: Dunstan Baby Language


It may seem unnecessary to be able to decipher the cries or your baby. There’s only a few things it could be, right? I’ll admit, that was my logic until Terri, the editor of The Livingston Parent Journal (a local attachment parenting magazine,) dropped off a copy of the Dunstan Baby Language DVD and told me to take a look at it.

The video is crucial for parents interested in fostering communication and trust with their newborns. It shows numerous variations of the same baby cries (communicating hunger, sleepiness, gas, wetness, and the need to be burped) that will undoubtedly allow you to recognize exactly what your baby needs the moment she starts communicating her need to you.

For example, when Ayla was a newborn, I often thought she needed to be burped. I “sensed” it somehow. (Surely I was picking up on an instinctive awareness of baby language.)  So I would try to burp her for a few moments. As her cries persisted, I eventually tried something new, like feeding her or changing her.

After watching this DVD, I knew with absolute certainty what each cry meant. So, when I heard my daughter communicate the need to be burped, I acquiesced and I didn’t stop, until I got that burp out. There was no doubt as to what she was saying. There was no second guessing myself.

Dawn Papple


9 Responses

  1. I would love to see this DVD, thanks for the info I am going to find it now!!!

  2. I am very interested in this, I am going to find it now. Thanks!!!!

  3. This DVD is fantastic.

  4. That’s amazing – I’ll go check it out now, because my sister-in-law is due in just a few days and we’d love to give her a unique, thoughtful gift (and this would be far more useful than adding to the heap of baby clothes we’ve already contributed to). Thanks for the great idea!

  5. Sounds like a must buy! I have a baby shower to go to next weekend. Is it in stores?

  6. They did have it at Target. Maybe call up to your local store and see. You could also get it on amazon (probably used and very cheap or new.)

  7. And Barnes and Noble and Borders apparently have it now too!

  8. Hello Dawn, thanks for mentioning us. We’re so glad you enjoyed learning the baby language! Folks can also find the dvd on dunstanbaby.com or Amazon.

  9. Yay. That was pretty cool of you to thank us for the blog. 🙂

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