Media Review: What Babies Want: An Exploration of the Consciousness of Infants on DVD
Narrated by Noah Wyle, What Babies Want is a documentary that revolutionizes how we perceive the beginning of life. The documentary vividly illustrates the effects that environment and early experiences have on a baby’s physical and mental health, and how those experiences reverberate into adulthood and affect our society and culture as well. Through the insights of early development experts, case studies, and multicultural customs we come to learn not only What Babies Want, but what people want and need.
The film What Babies Want makes a social statement. Although this documentary is filled with information about the consciousness of infants, it also shows how what happens to us as infants is reflected throughout our lives. As Joseph Chilton Pearce says, we have an opportunity to put an end to violence just in the way that we treat our mothers and infants during the pregnancy and first 3 years of that infant’s life.