According to the American paediatrician, Thomas Berry Brazelton, newborns are “social organisms, individuals with their own unique qualities, ready to shape as well as be shaped by the caregiving environment.”
« Newborn Behavioral Observations » (NBO) is Kevin Nugent’s observational account of the newborn’s behaviour, which is based on over 30 years of research and first-hand experience with TB Brazelton’s clinical studies of the Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale (NBAS). The NBO is a relationship-based tool designed to foster a harmonious parent-infant relationship by enabling parents to:
- observe and assess the qualities and skills of their baby
- increase their understanding of their baby’s behaviour and to promote positive interactions with him/her
- facilitate and strengthen parent/baby attachment and bonding.
What do the classes involve?
Based on a set of 18 neurobehavioral observations, the NBO is used, in particular, to evaluate the newborn’s alertness and responsiveness, quality of sleep, quality and duration of awake time, response to visual and auditory stimuli and interest in interactive exchanges with an adult.
The combined observations of a baby’s skills, ability to adapt to environmental stimuli and vulnerabilities, allow parents to become aware of the individuality of their baby and of the best ways to satisfy his/her particular needs.
Duration: the session lasts approximately 1 hour which includes 30 minutes to observe your baby and time for discussion.
The session is led by a certified Clinician and the clinical observation is conducted in the presence of the baby’s mother and indeed the father, if he wishes to attend.
The session may either be arranged:
- during your stay at the Clinique (please contact a maternity caregiver)
- after you have left the clinic, please make an appointment by phone on + 41 22 839 57 07 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm) or by e-mail email@example.com
There is a fixed consultation price: CHF 160.-
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