Interacting with your baby: states of arousalThis document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Interacting with your baby: states of arousal (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: Babies have a range of arousal states, both in sleep and when awake. For premature babies, their 'states of arousal' will vary depending on their gestational age and the stage of development. Knowing more about your baby’s arousal state will help you to support their development and understand how best to interact with them. This information is part of a suite on early infant development developed by the Royal Women’s Hospital. It is intended for parents and carers of premature babies though much of the information is also relevant to newborn babies.
Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital
Publishing date: March 2020
Last reviewed: February 2021
Target audience: Parents
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