Development 1-6 months
Caring for your baby
Premature Development
Miscellaneous
100

Baby’s do this in order to get their needs met.

Cry

100

Tooth decay can be caused by giving this to your baby overnight or for long periods during the day.

A bottle. Giving babies a bottle for long amounts of time during sleep or during the day can lead to tooth decay. Baby teeth are important because they make it possible for your baby to eat solid foods, they play a role in helping your baby learn to speak, and help in properly developing your baby’s jaw and hold space for permanent teeth.

100

Research shows that babies who have lots of contact with this person grow faster than babies who do not.

their mother

100

True or false: the recommended amount of screen time for children younger than 2 is 1 hour or less.

False. Screen time is not recommended for children under 2, so it is best not to turn on the tv at all. Reading, playing and talking are suggested instead.

200

Doing this with your baby daily will build their upper body strength.

Tummy Time

200

Mild jaundice can be treated by doing lots of what with your baby?

Breastfeeding

200

When is a baby considered to be born premature?

Preterm babies or preemies are those born before 37 weeks. After 37 weeks gestation they are considered full term, however babies born closer to 37 weeks can still be at risk for complications.

200

Name 2 activities you can do with your baby to promote healthy development.

Take lots of walks with your baby; give safe, clean chewable toys; talk often with your baby; lots of supervised tummy time; play your drum to baby; create a safe play space on the floor; provide a variety of toys with different textures; hold toys close to your baby so they can focus clearly on the object; play music and sing with your baby; play with your baby; attend play groups; provide opportunities for sensory experiences; comfort your baby; etc.

300

What’s one of the biggest ways babies use their senses to explore the world around them?

Putting things in their mouths

300

When sleeping, your baby should be laying on their what?

Back. This keeps their airway unobstructed, so that they can breathe.

300

How do you calculate the corrected age for a baby born before 37 weeks?

(Actual age in weeks) – (weeks they were born early) = Corrected age

300

Baby’s first visit to the dentist should be when?

As soon as they get their first tooth.

400

Doing these things can help prevent what condition in babies?

  • Having supervised tummy time several times a day.
  • Avoiding long periods in carseats, strollers and bouncy seats/swings
  • Changing the position you use to hold and carry baby

Flat head

400

In a normally developed baby their digestive system is mature enough to handle solid food at how old?

6 months

400

A baby is born premature at 30 weeks – that means she is 7 weeks premature. When it comes time to introduce food, when will her digestive system be mature enough to handle solid food?

We will introduce solid foods 7 weeks later than the age for a full-term infant at 6 months.

400

What is gross motor development vs fine motor development?

Gross motor refers to large muscles that your child needs for sitting, walking, crawling, climbing, running, and jumping. Fine motor refers to the muscles in the hands and fingers. Fine motor skills are needed for hand-eye coordination, picking things up and, eventually writing, drawing, tying shoes, etc.

500

Fill in these blanks: To help your baby develop their language skills talk with them _______ and ______.

Early and often

500

True or false: when your baby is crying it is more important to calm your baby before you calm yourself.

False: It is more important to calm yourself down before trying to calm down your baby. If you feel very overwhelmed or annoyed by your baby’s crying, leave your baby in a safe place and take a 10-15 minute break, and ask for help.

500

Premature babies are at greater risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Name 3 safe sleep practices that lower babies risk of SIDS.

Back to sleep, baby sleeps in own sleep space, baby sleeps on firm mattress with light blanket, smoke free environment, breastfeeding for 6 months or more, room sharing for the first 6 months, avoiding bedsharing, baby’s sleep area is clear of toys pillows and heavy blankets, keeping room temperature no higher than 20 degrees, keeping cars seats for car rides only (not for sleep).

500

What is the primary way children learn?

Play. When you encourage your baby or toddler to play, you are helping her physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language skills to develop!

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