I review the key components of HUG Your Baby: recognizing what "Zone" a baby is in and when a "baby sends out an SOS-Sign of Over-Stimulation". Parents hear about the "Resting, Ready and Rebooting Zones" and learn to recognize when a baby sends out body SOSs (with changes in baby's movement, breathing, and color) or behavioral SOSs: "Spacing Off" (looking into space), "Switching Off" (looking away from parents), and "Shutting Down" (getting more drowsy).
One baby enters the Rebooting Zone, only then to show us how he can begin to calm down by hearing my sing-song voice.
A two-week-old baby demonstrates her ability to to turn her head toward my voice before "Switching Off" (by turning away from my talking face).
A baby who is two months old demonstrates his developing motor skills as he tucks in his chin so that he can hold his head midline and gaze at me.