Babies Eating, Sleeping, Motor Developmental, And Health

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Babies eating, sleeping, motor developmental, and health development patterns rely heavily on the biological process. Children’s survival is completely dependent on his or her parents (Santrock, 2016, p.11). According to the oral stage in Freud’s Psychosexual stages, infancy is related to pleasure centers on the mouth (Santrock, 2016, p. 18). One of the most important developmental steps infants take is learning to suck on their mother’s breast for food and as their teeth grow in, learning how to eat. Jean Piaget’s theory having to do with the sensorimotor stage involves infants motor developmental and cognitive developmental growth (Santrock, 2016, p.20).
Rose’s developmental pattern when it comes to eating, fall a little behind the …show more content…

At eight months, I begin to include one new food from our dinner to Rose’s diet to see if it would help her indigestion. At twelve months Roses problems with indigestion begins to lessen as her body learns to tolerate baby food and other plain foods.
Rose’s sleeping patterns where typical of children her age. She slept a lot her first couple of weeks, getting around 16-17 hours of sleep a day which is the normal amount for infants (Santrock, 2016, p.104). At three months, Rose sleeps about 6 hours a night and takes plenty of naps during the day. However, when Rose did begin to cry at night I would let her cry herself to sleep to prevent the habit of crying at night. I also try to keep her on a routine when it comes to napping. Roses sleeping routine has caused her to grow into good sleeping habits at 8 months. These good sleeping habits will help Rose in the long run because they are linked to growth in learning and alertness during childhood (Santrock, 2016, p. 105). It is important to make sure all of Roses needs are met before going to bed such as a full stomach and a clean diaper. Although during the day time it might seem that Rose is a high activity child, during the night time she shows qualities of less active child. Even at eighteen months Rose would occasionally complain when she was tired, but I felt it was important to stick to a routine and avoid overstimulation.
One of the first signs of motor development in Rose was how she

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