- I like soft music, singing and rocking.
- I like to play with small rattles and look at mobiles.
- Please talk to me in a low voice.
- I also like to play in front of a mirror.
- I begin to smile in response to other’s smiles at 6 – 8 weeks old.
- I can show pleasure by making funny noises.
- I love to be rocked and sung to.
- I sleep off and on between feedings, and for about 4 – 6 hours a night.
- You can interact with me by holding me in front of your face, talking about everything you are doing, and moving my arms and legs.
- I need 15-20 hours of sleep per day.
What I can do with my body:
- I can calm myself by sucking.
- I like to use my hands to reach for objects.
- I do not have very good head control, but I’m working on it.
- I like to be rocked.
- Please prop me in your lap so I can see what people are doing.
Concerns I have about being in the hospital:
- I do not like to be separated from my caregiver's.
- I do not get my usual stimulation.
- I am in an unfamiliar setting.
- I am out of my usual routine.
How can you help me while I am in the hospital?
- Please bring my favorite things from home.
- Take me out of my bed when I am awake.
- Let my caregiver be with me as much as possible.
- Provide me with stimulations that I can see, hear, and touch.
- Let me see lots of colors and shapes.
- Think of ways that I can have a routine “play time”.