Chapter 5 Notes - Infancy: Cognitive and Social Development...

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Infancy: Cognitive and Social Development Chapter 5 -Starting Out Right -New parents are nervous and feel overwhelmed with taking care of baby -We use to look to older generations -There are thousands of resources for new parents -One key task is choosing the right resources -Breastfeeding vs. Bottle -Breastfeeding best for nutrition, immune system and overall health -Breastfeeding also best for closeness and bonding -However, bottle-feeding is also fine as long as baby is held while feeding -Swaddling -Swaddling can help infant feel secure and calm -The Morrow reflex -The lost art of swaddling -Square blanket, one corner folded down used to wrap baby up -Harvey Karp’s 5 S’s -Swaddle -Side -Shhh -Swing -Sucking -Sleeping -Babies need a regularity of sleep -Some babies need to be “taught” how to sleep -Adults need at least 5 hours of continuous sleep for good health -Motherese/Parentese -Adult speech to babies is high-pitched, simple and exaggerated -May be universal caretaking behavior -What purpose does it serve?
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course FCE 225 taught by Professor Odom during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Chapter 5 Notes - Infancy: Cognitive and Social Development...

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