THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH WITH AN INFANT – like the language of the womb.
We communicate with our hands; touch is the primary language. ”
The Importance of Infant Touch
Understanding “comes after “feeling.” It is a language of skin-to-skin from which emerge all of our sensory organs. A newborn’s skin has intelligence and sensitivity; it is through the skin that it knows its entire world, that is, its mother. From inside the uterus, the infant’s back responds to touch, and when born, this contact is gone forever, from the past to the present. There are changes in weight, temperature and how an infant moves, in their power and rhythm.