Babies Case Study

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Babies are simply amazing in the amount of physical growth and mental development that occurs within the first year of life. What is fascinating are the distinct differences in development from one baby to the next in personality, physical growth and mental progression. Genetics certainly has a place within these areas of development; however, I want to dig into the external side of infant development within the home and caretakers. We see in the text a marked difference in the weight of the brain in deceased rats that were and were not exposed to stimuli within their environments. Also mentioned is the benefit of stimulation in infants with their physical and mental maturation. I will concur that the stimuli that lies in the hands of the …show more content…
It is recommended that tummy time begin early as to help with the development of neck and back muscles, and a precursor to developing the muscles to push up and crawl. Tummy time at a young age must be closely supervised, which encourages playtime interaction with the caretaker. Lilly was not content on her stomach, so the majority of her sleep and playtime has been spent on her back. As a result of so much back time, Lilly developed a very flat head and has been treated with a skull shaping helmet. Hailee began tummy time at two months old as she too had a flat spot developing. At nine months of age, the flat spot has now rounded out without the need of …show more content…
Lilly’s parents keep a quiet environment as they are studying between work, school and caretaking duties. While they are verbal in their interactions with Lilly, and give her a great amount of attention, she has not been exposed to a great deal of different auditory stimulation. While it is not recommended to start babies on cartoons and TV at a young age, Hailee has been exposed to the Baby and Little Einstein’s series. There are always different auditory and visual stimuli in Hailee’s

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