Analysis Of The Film Babies

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In every country of the world, different cultures are seen. Each culture has a different way of raising children and that is seen in the film Babies. Kids are raised differently depending on the resources available and the economic situation of the country and that is clearly seen in this film. The methods of childrearing are completely different in each of the countries covered in the film, but that is because in each country the kids are being raised for different types of futures. Babies are raised differently depending on the culture and location, however, the one thing that does not change throughout the film is that the mothers care extensively for their babies. In California, the baby was born in a hospital and clearly had all the medical…show more content…
Mongolia has a GDP of 37 billion which ranks 120 in the world (CIA-WFB). The childrearing techniques are much different than you would see in a developed country. It appears that the baby in the film was born in some sort of doctor’s office, but it was definitely not a hospital where all medical supplies are available. In Babies, it shows the Mongolian baby being wrapped extremely tight which was not seen in the other countries. Another thing that I noticed for the Mongolian baby is that there are no diapers so the baby just goes to the bathroom whenever it needs to. The house is in a rural area so the baby really does not have any interaction with anyone except for his family and his brother. In the film the baby is shown laying around a lot. With Mongolia being a peripheral country, it is much poorer so the family does not have running water (PAW). To bathe the child, the mother had to spit water on him. Fortunately, the child is still able to have checkups with a doctor, except in Mongolia the doctor comes to the small shack that the family lives in. Since the mothers are giving birth in hospitals that are not nearly as sophisticated, the maternal death rate is much higher than that of the United States and Japan, and the infant mortality rate is 21.8 deaths for every 1,000 live births, over 16 deaths more than the United States. That is still not considered as a high death rate with Mongolia being ranked at 79 in the World for infant mortality
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