The other night, Jared and I rented Babies. I had seen the preview and was looking forward to seeing these cuties rolling around on the screen. Babies is a documentary chronicling the first year of life for four babies in Tokyo, Mongolia, San Francisco, and Namibia.
I wasn't sure what to expect but it was really good. There was no commentary, just the daily sounds of their lives. I was so impressed with the way they did this film. It was so interesting how mothers around the world raise their young. In some way, it's all the same, in other ways, very different. But no matter where the babies were they all progressed at their own pace, and reached milestones when they were ready - with coaching from their parents.
The most important thing from this movie - making it a must-see for all parents and future parents - is that you do not need every item at Babies R Us to raise a child. If the mother in Namibia can do it, than so can you.