This week Lower Sixth Psychology students have been conducting an 'Eggsperiment' into Attachment.
Students created an egg baby which was decorated, named (commonly including a funny egg pun), made comfortable in their carrier/car seat/crib and cared for. This highlighted to students some of the demands of being a primary caregiver e.g. finding suitable egg-sitters whilst they were working etc, as well as how long it takes to establish an emotional bond (or not as the case may be by the look of some eggs).
Students presented their babies in class, discussing some of the difficulties they had faced, activities completed and demonstrated caregiver-infant interactions: reciprocity and interactional synchrony with their babies... much to our collective entertainment!