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What is the average birth weight?
7 pounds 8 ounces
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What is the average birth length?
19-21 inches
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What is the Moro Reflex?
the moro is usually triggered if your baby is startled by a loud noise or if his head falls backward or quickly changes position. Your baby's response to the moro will include spreading his arms and legs out widely and extending his neck
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What is the parachute Response?
This is a protective response that protects your infant if he falls. Beginning at about 5-6 months, if an infant falls, he will extend his arms to try and 'catch' himself
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Why is breastfeeding important?
Early breast milk is liquid gold – Known as liquid gold, colostrum (coh-LOSS-trum) is the thick yellow first breast milk that you make during pregnancy and just after birth. This milk is very rich in nutrients and antibodies to protect your baby
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What is weaning?
Weaning is the transition form milk to solidified foods.
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What is another word for "sudden infant death syndrome" (SID's)
Cot death
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How ca you prevent sids?
You can stop cot death by makiing sure you place the babies feet at the bottom of a cot tucking the blanket firmly under his or her arms, use a firm mattress and avoid putting teddies inside the cot, keep the room at a suitable temperature.
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What are gross motor skills?
Gross motor skills are the movement and use of the bigger muscles in the body. For example; arms, legs and neck.
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What are fine motor skills?
Fine motor skills are smaller muscles in the babies body such as; fingers and toes.
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How can we encourage children to use their gross motor skills?
We can do this by playing games with them such as catch and football, this works the larger muscles and helps build it.
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How can we encourage children to use their fine motor skills?
We can do this by giving a child a pencil and letting them hold it inbetween their fingers and play with it. Play Doh is also great for doing this.
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