January 29, 2009

What babies are up to.



What I love about that — among several things — is that there was a real pattern to the baby's activity. He was working hard at that seemingly aimless activity.

34 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

It almost makes me want to have an other one. I better not show this to my wife.

Ron said...

re the post title, Say It With Me: No Good!

Joan said...

I loved that. He used a spiral pattern and covered every inch of his environment. You could really get a good sense of which toys he liked the best, particularly the round one with the mirror on it. Babies do love mirrors!

Babies are so cool, but I'm not wanting any more at this point. I'm quite happy to enjoy other people's, at a safe distance.

Pogo said...

I didn't watch through to the end.

Did he ever find the car keys?

ricpic said...

I love it when he gives the orange hamper on the wall a kick, just one kick.

Wonderful accompanying french tune.

chuck b. said...

I had to pause at 1:18 just to say that I love this. Now I finish it and watch it again 100 times.

You can learn a lot about slow processes by speeding them up this way. It would be interesting to record other babies in the same conditions, and compare notes. An easy experiment.

chuck b. said...

Yeah, I just had to send this to everyone I've ever met.

(With a warning message for containing French pop music.)

jdeeripper said...

And then there's the other end of life's journey.

Original George said...

Would be better if a badger pup was in there with him.

AllenS said...

Wait until this kid gets the bill for the stimulas package. He'll be fightin mad. No more playtime for him. I reckon.

Pogo said...

Oooooooh, that was sped up?

chuck b. said...

I love his wiggling little feet.

muddimo said...

That was great but the whole time I'm thinking, God I hope he doesn't find a wall outlet or power cord!

Bob said...

The baby's organized chaos is similar to a video about a new computer GUI (Graphic User Interface) I saw on Dark Roasted Blend yesterday.

Darcy said...

Oh...that was precious.

*ovaries aching now*

Pogo said...

From Punch in 1872, a mother tells her young daughter, about the younger sibling: : "Go directly - see what she's doing, and tell her she mustn't."

Hanah said...

That is fantastic! My son is almost 6 months old. He's less mobile than the baby in the video, but the movement and play patterns seem very familiar to me.

MadisonMan said...

When does this kid sleep?

PoNyman said...

This is probably similar to how God sees all of us on our good days.

Dennis said...

"This is probably similar to how God sees all of us on our good days."

Oh my, that's a beautiful thought.

Methadras said...

I love babies and I loved this video.

Revenant said...

Babies are amazing things. I don't want any, but they're pretty amazing.

Nichevo said...

Blogger Darcy said...

Oh...that was precious.

*ovaries aching now*
10:40 AM

Want some help there? I too would like to make a baby. I'm not sure our politics agree but I bet it'd be a cute kid.

Original George said...

It's all learning. Exploration.

We don't think anything of the baby's aloneness. Very Western. Learning to be an individual.

PJ said...

Good coverage of canvas - as an art prof used to say.

Joan said...

We don't think anything of the baby's aloneness.

This baby is never alone. Mom and/or Dad are just off camera in the other part of the dining room. Recall that human interactions (and naps) have been edited out. It's true that the baby isn't being toted around for any of this compressed time, but that's OK. He looks happy to be exploring his world, which means he's completely comfortable. I'm sure if he showed any anxiety that someone would be there to comfort him.

When my oldest was an infant I worked from home. He used to explore on my home office floor this same way. I was at the computer never more than a step or two away from him. It was a great arrangement for both of us.

TosaGuy said...

No need to dustmop that hardwood floor!

tim maguire said...

Looks like I'll have to get on the ball about that baby fencing for my 6-month old. Great accompanying music.

blake said...

Warm up the house and take him out of the jumper. That'll improve his mobility.

[checks age]

Good lord, the kid is nine months old. Where's the creeping on hands and knees? Where's the pulling to standing? The proto-walking?

Laura(southernxyl) said...

"Good lord, the kid is nine months old. Where's the creeping on hands and knees? Where's the pulling to standing? The proto-walking?"

This is about where mine was at 9 months. She got there.

Very cute video. It made me tired just to watch.

donostiarra said...
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donostiarra said...

This is just like the classic physics observation by Robert Brown of the random walk traveled by pollen particles floating on water, demonstrating random thermal (or "brownian") motion. Einstein later worked out the math in a famous paper in 1905. If we map the mean-square displacement of the child as a function of time, we could determine the diffusion coefficient of a nine-month-old (though the presence of the walls complicates it a bit).

Patm said...

What a busy little bee - he never napped?

But they have GOT to get those chairs out of there. He's going to be pulling himself up and that black chair will just fall on him and hurt him.

But adorable.

mrs whatsit said...

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He gets stuck in the corner. Too cute.