The NBO - “the baby is the only teacher in the room!”

The NBO - “the baby is the only teacher in the room!”

Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO)

The Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system was inspired by the Newborn Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and is designed to help parents become more aware of and avail of their baby’s rich behavioral repertoire and thus promote a positive relationship between parents and their infants from the very beginning.  The NBO philosophy espouses a relationship-based, infant-focused and family-centered approach to the care of newborns and their families.  The Newborn Infant Network (NIN) is committed to providing training to professionals to prepare them to offer the NBO in a way that is developmentally sound, individualized and culturally sensitive.


“What is the NBO?”- Dr. Susan Nicolson

About the Newborn Behavioural Observational (NBO) system - a structured set of observations designed to help the clinician and parent together, to observe the infant's behavioral capacities and identify the kind of support the infant needs for his successful growth and development.


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