Newborn Quiz: Baby Care Facts

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Newborn babies don't sleep very much.

Newborns actually sleep a lot – up to 16 hours each day!

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Babies usually laugh within the first four to six ...

Social behaviors such as smiling begin as early as 6 weeks, but laughing out loud usually happens within three to six months. Sometimes babies laugh when they see mom or dad, or their favorite toy, but many babies laugh just because it's fun and it feels good!

Weeks Months

At two months, new moms should ____________ the baby!

Parents should play with their babies any time, but once a child reaches 2 months, talking to them is important as it starts the language learning process. Babies respond to the sounds of their parent's voices, and talking to them will encourage them to talk back!

Talk to Play with

Changes in baby's poop color should be cause for concern.

Relax! Baby poop changes color, and it's a constant concern for parents. But for the most part, it needn't be. It's just part of the growing process!

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The term "hatching" refer to babies' ...

Much like a baby bird hatches and comes into the word, at about 3 months your baby will hatch and come out of his shell. This is when babies start to communicate and interact with their surroundings. Cooing and other vocalizations may replace crying, and babies will start to laugh.

First experience handling toys Awareness and involvement in the world around them

The maximum amount of crying for a 3-month-old is about...

Three month old babies only cry about an hour each day. Crying is replaced by more cooing and babbling and other vocalizations as your baby tries to interact with his surroundings and communicate. If your baby cries more than about an hour, see a doctor to find out if there is an underlying cause.

An hour a day Two hours a day Three hours a day Four hours a day

Babies tend to double their birth weight by their fourth month of life.

By the time your baby is 4 months old, her weight will have doubled from her birth weight. Tell your child's pediatrician if your child isn't gaining weight or eating enough.

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It's time to start childproofing when baby is...

Childproofing should ideally start while you're expecting. There is a lot to do! Once your baby reaches 4 months old they start getting into everything and childproofing becomes a necessity. Install child-proof locks on cabinets, store all cleaning products and other dangerous items (medicines, knives, and even small items the child can choke on) out of reach, cover unused outlets, install window guards, and put up gates across stairways. Get on your hands and knees and see how the home looks from the baby's perspective so you can scope out anything that needs to be secured.

Born 4 months old

The best way to get baby to sleep is to...

Put your baby into her crib when she's awake but drowsy, and not yet fully asleep, so she can learn to soothe herself to sleep. This way, if baby wakes up in the middle of the night but doesn't need anything (he will probably cry if he does), he can get himself back to sleep without waking you.

Put baby to bed after eating Put baby down when she is drowsy Play with baby until she is tired All of the above

Until at least age 1, mom should avoid feeding baby...

Babies should not consume honey until at least age 1 because it carries the bacteria that cause botulism. Cow's milk should also be avoided for the first year because babies can't digest it like they can formula. In addition, the high levels of protein and minerals are taxing to a young baby's kidneys.

Cow's milk Honey Peas A & B only

Separation anxiety usually appears in babies at about...

Starting at about 7 months, babies start to show separation anxiety. This is when babies start to understand that people and things exist even when they are not in front of them (called object permanence). Separation anxiety can peak at about 10 to 12 months, and finally tapers off by about 2 years.

3 months old 4 months old 6 months old 7 months old

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