Directed by Debby Takikawa Narrated by Noah Wyle
DVD length: 58 min
This award winning documentary film about babies is being shown across the nation in movie theaters, parenting and birthing classes, and small group gatherings everywhere.
What Babies Want is a heart-opening film that brings together ground-breaking information about who babies truly are, what they know, and how we can support them to be their best as they develop and grow. The film is alive with captivating stories and remarkable personal experiences of infants, children and adults. It is warmly narrated by Noah Wyle who, with his wife Tracy, shares with us their passion for the well being of children.
Research is now showing us that our society is a product of how we welcome and raise our children. When babies are welcomed with love and warmth and given the immediate opportunity to bond with parents, they develop minds that are coherent and flexible, ready in turn to make compassionate and meaningful connections with others as they grow.
As we learn how early relationships shape the structure and function of the brain, we are also gaining a new appreciation of the wisdom of ancient cultures that understood the importance of welcoming children before, during and after the moment of birth.