This module is divided into two parts. In the first part of the module, you will learn about infant crying, caregivers perceptions of crying, inconsolable crying, and how to support caregivers to calm their infants effectively. In the second part of the module, you will learn about infant sleep patterns and how to improve caregivers expectations for infant sleep based on the infants’ age.
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Describe the connection between caregiver response to cues and infant crying
- Describe specific actions that caregivers can take to soothe crying infants
- List common triggers for infant crying
- Differentiate between typical infant crying and inconsolable or excessive crying
- List risk factors for inconsolable or excessive crying in infants
- Describe resources for caregivers coping with inconsolable crying
- Differentiate between two simplified concepts of infant sleep states
- List physiological benefits of changing sleep cycles during infancy
- Describe expected sleep patterns based on the age of infants up to 6-months of age
- Describe specific actions that caregivers of infants can take to get a little more sleep
- Click on each of the 3 links in order to complete the steps below.
- Be sure to complete each step before moving on to the next link.
Step 1. Click on the image or link below (Module 3: Part 1 – Infant Crying) to view the video:
Step 2. Click on the image or link below (Module 3: Part 2 – Infant Sleep) to view the video.
Step 3. Click on the link below for a self-assessment to test your ability to apply the knowledge and skills learned in this module.
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