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Early interactions: taking turns and rupture and repair

A series of videos on Getting to know your baby

Taking turns and rupture and repair shows the way in which babies and their caregivers engage in the sort of conversational turn-taking that happens between adults.

The video shows mothers and babies experiencing moments of synchrony (also known as attunement). This powerful human connection stimulates intense brain activity, after which babies often need to  turn away for a ‘break’.  In the last part of this video clip, you can see how mum waits for baby to return to the interaction, and how attunement is restored.