Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force

How infants develop trust
May. 06, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

Infants learn about relationships from how people touch and hold them, and from the tones of voice and facial expressions people use when caring for them.

When babies have their needs met — being fed when hungry, comforted when crying, held and touched gently, and kept warm and dry — they begin to trust the adults who care for them.

This early sense of trust will help them develop positive relationships for the rest of their lives.

Source: “The Learning Patterns and Needs of Infant and Toddlers” by Karen DeBord, Ph.D.