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  • Test Your Infant Quotient: Preparing for a New Baby

    As you infanticipate, take a short quiz to test your infant quotient to see if you’re ready to care for a newborn. Don’t fret, it won’t be graded. At worst, you’ll learn something new.
    by Imelda Morales-Aznar .
  • 5. Quality of sleep depends on how a baby is put to sleep.
    a. True
    b. False

    6. When is the right time to start a baby on solids?
    a. 2 months
    b. 6 months
    c. It’s not the same for all babies

    7. The best way to bring down a fever is to...
    a. Rub the skin with alcohol
    b. Give paracetamol
    c. Wrap baby in blankets so she will sweat the fever off

    8. To help a baby walk sooner, use a walker.
    a. True
    b. False

    9. A baby will automatically stop feeding when she’s full.
    a. True
    b. False

    10. Until what age should a mother breastfeed her child?
    a. 6 months
    b. 1 year
    c. 2 years

    11. If you give pacifiers to your baby, he or she will most likely...
    a. Have deformed teeth
    b. Get a gassy tummy
    c. Be alright

    12. Baby massages can be started when the baby is:
    a. 4 weeks old
    b. 3 months old
    c. Just a few days old

    13. Shaking, jerking, or jolting a baby could lead to death.
    a. True
    b. False

    14. What causes colic?
    a. Stomach pain
    b. Heat
    c. Unknown


    15. What is the best way to play with a newborn?
    a. Talking and cooing
    b. Carrying her around with you
    c. All of the above


    Click here to see the correct answers.

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