Philosophy of Infant Care (08:36)
The philosophy of infant care is based on the relationship between the adult and infant during care times; the time should not be interrupted or hurried. Staying focused in all types of infant care is important for infant development.
Caregiving Curriculum (08:53)
Beverly Kovach reminds caregivers to observe, read essential cues, respond accurately, and wait for a response. Slowing behavior gives the infant a chance to react and respond to each action. Caregivers should create a chaos-free environment for one-on-one activities.
Infant Feeding (11:13)
Feeding is an important relationship building time and should be done by one primary caregiver. Creating trust through interactions makes the feeding less stressful. Kovach outlines the process and items to have for bottle feeding.
Infant Diapering (14:24)
Diapering may occur four to six times a day. The primary caregiver must remember to observe the baby, create a safe environment, provide individual attention, create a routine of care, and include the baby. Kovach explains the best methods for diapering.
Diapering Together (16:37)
Diapering happens numerous times a day and making the experience rich and meaningful helps the infant develop. The caregiver must have a positive attitude toward diapering to stimulate an interpersonal relationship.
Hands in Infant Care (05:15)
Touch is an important sense for infant development. How a caregiver handles an infant can help build trust and confidence.
Routine in Infant Care (10:12)
Having a set routine helps the infant remember and understand the process. Careful planning is necessary to ensure the primary caregiver can provide everything for the infant. All caregivers should be notified of changes to a routine.
Quality Time (03:24)
Quality time can be anytime a caregiver is alone with an infant. It is important to have time when there is not a goal to accomplish.
Movement in Infant Care (19:21)
Allowing infants to move without assistance helps develop mobility and balance. It is important for infants and toddlers learn through trial and error.
Infants in Center Care (03:38)
Caring for infants can be difficult because it is hard to establish a routine. Kovach suggests caregivers be authentic and understand personal emotions and abilities.
Basic Principles for Infant Care (05:39)
The primary caregiver should peform infant body care. Caregivers should be respectful, responsive, and reciprocal.
Credits: Being with Infants (00:13)
Credits: Being with Infants
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