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The Know- Your-baby Quiz


For each of following questions, pick the best answer- in other words, the statement that describes your child most of the time.

1. My baby
A. rarely cries
B. cries only when she’s hungry, tired, or over stimulated
C. cries for no apparent reason
D. cries very loudly, and if I don’t attend to it, she quickly gets into a rage cry
E. cries a lot of the time

2. When it’s time for him to go to sleep, my baby
A. lies peacefully in his crib and drifts off to sleep
B. generally falls asleep easily within twenty minutes
C. fusses a bit and seems to be drifting off, but then he keeps waking up
D. is very restless and often needs to be swaddled or held
E. cries a lot and seems to resent being put down

3. When she wakes up in the morning, my baby
A. rarely cries- she plays in her crib until I come in
B. coos and looks around
C. needs immediate attention or she starts crying
D. screams
E. whimpers

4. My baby smiles
A. at everything and everybody
B. when prompted
C .when prompted but sometimes starts to cry within minutes of smiling
D. a lot and is also very vocal, tending to make very loud baby noises
E. only under the right circumstances

5. When I take my baby on any kind of outing, he
A. is extremely portable
B. is okay as long as where I take him isn’t too busy or unfamiliar
C. fusses a great deal
D. is very demanding of my attention
E. doesn’t like to be handled a lot

6. When confronted by a friendly stranger cooing at her, my baby
 A. immediately smiles
 B. takes a moment and then usually smiles fairly quickly
C. is likely to cry at first, unless the stranger can win her over
D. gets very excited
E. hardly ever smiles

7. When there’s a loud noise, like a dog barking or a slamming door, my baby
A. is never rattled
B. notices it but isn’t bothered
C. flinches visibly and often starts to cry
D. gets loud himself
E. starts to cry


8. When I first gave my baby a bath
A. she took to the water like a duck
B. she was a little surprised at the sensation, but liked it almost immediately
C. she was very sensitive- she shook a little and seemed afraid
D. she was wild- flailing about and splashing
E. she hated it and cried

9.My baby’s body language is typically
A. relaxed and alert almost always
B. relaxed most of the time
C. tense and very reactive to external stimuli
D. jerky- his arms and legs are often flailing all over the place
E. rigid- arms and legs are often fairly stiff

10. My baby makes loud, aggressive noises
A. once in a while
B. only when she’s playing and is highly stimulated
C. hardly ever
D. often
E. when she `s angry

11. When I change my baby’s nappy, bathe him, or dress him
A. he always takes it in stride
B. he is okay if I do it slowly and let him know what I` m doing
C. is often cranky, as if can’t stand being naked
D. wriggles a lot and tries to pull everything off the charging table
E. he hates it- dressing is always a battle

12.If I suddenly bring my baby into bright light, like sunlight or fluorescent light, she
A. takes it in stride
B. can sometimes act startled
C. blinks excessively or tries to turn her head away from the light
D. becomes over stimulated
E. acts annoyed

13 a.  If you bottle- feed: When I feed my baby, she
A. always sucks properly, pays attention, and usually eats within twenty minutes
B. is a little erratic during growth spurts but generally a good eater
C. is very squirmy and takes a long time to finish the bottle
D. grabs at the bottle aggressively
E. is often cranky and feedings take a long time

13 b. If you breastfeed: When I feed my baby, he
A. latches on immediately – it was a snap right from day one
B. took a day or two to latch on properly, but now we do fine
C. always wants to suckle but goes on and off the breast, as if he’s forgotten how to nurse
D. eats well as long as I hold him the way he wants me to
E. gets very annoyed and restless, as if I don’t have enough milk for him

14. The comment that best describes the communication between my baby and me is
A. she always lets me know exactly what she needs
B. most of the time her cues are easy to read
C. she confuses me sometimes she even cries at me
D. she asserts her likes and dislikes very clearly and often loudly
E. she usually gets my attention with loud, angry crying
 
15. When we go to a family gathering and lots of people want to hold him, my baby
A. is very adaptable
B. is somewhat selective about whom he’ll go to
C. cries easily if too many people hold him
D. might cry or even try to lurch out of someone’s arms if he doesn’t feel comfortable
E. refuses anyone’s arms except Mummy’s or Daddy’s

16. When we come home from any kind of outing, my baby
A. settles in easily and immediately
B. takes a few minutes to get acclimatized
C. tends to be very fussy
D. is often over stimulated and hard to calm down
E. acts angry and miserable  

17. My baby
A. can amuse herself for long periods by staring at anything, even the slats in the crib
B. can play on her own for around fifteen minutes
C. finds it hard to be amused in unfamiliar surroundings
D. needs a lot of easily amused by anything

18. The most noticeable thing about my baby is how
A. incredibly well- behaved and easy he is
B. much he is developing precisely on schedule – just like the books said he would
C. sensitive he is to everything
D. aggressive he is
E. grouchy he can be

19. My baby seems to
A. feel utterly safe in her own bed(crib)
B. prefer her bed most of the time
C. feel insecure in her bed
D. act feisty, like her bed is a prison
E. resent being put down into her bed

20. A comment that best describes my baby is that
A. you hardly know there’s a baby in the house- he’s good as gold
B. he’s easy to handle, easy to predict
C. he’s a very delicate little thing
D. I fear when he begins crawling, he’s going to get into everything
E. he’s an “old soul”- he acts like he’s been here before.

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