Bathing the baby – The art of care
by Judit Falk and Maria Vincze
If the child can trust to be able to influence the events happening to him, if he can feel that he is not a passive receiver, but an active participant of his care, then his sense of competence will grow stronger. If he is never dealt with as if he was an object – be it either precious or worthless but as a human being who feels, observes, remembers and understands or will understand, if the words and gestures are not only nice but they also consider the sensitivity of the child continuously, then a real dialogue during care will form between the two partners starting at the youngest age. Publisher: Pikler-Lóczy Társaság, 2006.