Communication with babies - the guessing game

Hagai Piechowicz, a software engineer, has two sons: six-year-old Eitan and 14-month-old Tom, and has not visited the exhibit. He says that seeing the world through a baby's eyes would certainly be interesting. It would help him understand the daily functions that are taken for granted by adults but occur as challenges for children. But he doubts how much a visual perspective would make a difference in identifying or knowing what his baby needs. "The fundamental problem between a parent and infant is a communication barrier," Piechowicz told Metro. "Maybe if I was taken around without being able to speak or without having the basic skills of communication, like body language, it would make me better able to experience his communication difficulties. But even that wouldn't make me know what he needs," he said. Tal Avraham is a marketing manager for an Internet company and is due to give birth to her first child. The things that most frighten her about becoming a mother are how she will need to adjust her lifestyle and become responsible for another person's life. "In order to take care of a baby, you must understand its needs and its point of view. My baby will undergo a lot of changes when it leaves the warm womb and enters a completely different atmosphere. She will probably get a shock. I would be interested to see how the world looks from her side, in order to empathize with her and make her transition as comfortable as possible," Avraham confides. She adds that getting parenting advice is always valuable. She reads a lot of parenting books and says the exhibit would appeal to her. "This is my first baby but authors and researchers have studied many," she says, and would willingly combine their parenting advice with her own maternal instincts.