The Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) system is a tool designed to help parents and practitioners share together the fascinating uniqueness of a baby, through observation their behaviour, which is their language. As parents you will be supported in gaining skills and knowledge and in getting to now your new baby from birth to 3 months.The NBO Tool is a set of shared observations designed to help parents observe the baby's behaviour, taking time to observe and understand these signs, movements and responses, means understanding what that baby is saying, who they are, and what they dislike.
Key assumptions on which the NBO are based include infants are social beings ready to communicate, babies communicate through their behaviour, infants communication is not random.
Christina is able to complete the NBO with you and can be used with babies from birth to 3 months old. Each session is individual because I will be guided by your baby and you the parents but it will typically cover
capacity to habituate to light and sound(sleep protection)
motor tone and activity level
capacity for self regulation ( including crying and consoling)
response to stress (indices of the infant's threshold for stimulation)
visual auditory and social interactive capacities
Observing these behaviours will show the baby's strengths and also identify the kind of support the baby needs. The observations can provide you with an individualised plan of your babies needs and tools to meet those needs.
Parents who have completed the NBO with me really feel that they know their baby better and its increases the level of parent and baby engagement.
Do get in touch to organise a time to enjoy this precious form of bonding. I can see you at home or in my private practice in Marylebone.