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One of the most widely accepted ideas about human nature is the idea that each individual is born with his / her own personality traits. In other words, even newborn babies are thought to be different in character.
In fact, does each baby have a unique way of reacting in its interaction with the environment, that is, temperament? The answer to this question Istanbul Parenting Class Development Expert Psychologist Sinem Olcay.
Observation of many differences in behavior among infants is seen as proof that each baby has a unique temperament. Behavioral differences examined to assess the temperament of infants; activity level, how quickly she is upset, how she reacts when something unexpected happens, and the level of socialization. Such temperament traits are thought to be essential elements in the formation of a child's personality.
If you want to assess your baby's unique temperament, it would be a good guide to observe where your baby is in terms of the 9 different behavior traits described below.
BABY'S Temperament Characteristics
Ratio of the time a baby spends on the move to a period of immobility
Even in the womb, some babies wander more and kick more. Similar differences are seen in the frequency and severity of shaking and kicking movements in early infancy. In addition, the tendency of some young children to be active during most of the time spent awake is also related to this temperament feature.
Degree of regularity and predictability of basic biological functions
Individual differences between infants from birth can also be seen on how easily the order of body functions such as feeding and sleep times and defecation occurs.
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The nature of the baby's first reaction to new things
Some children are disturbed and exhibit withdrawal behavior in the face of new and unexpected experiences, such as offering a bottle instead of a mother's nipple, meeting a stranger, opening a dummy when opening the lid, and others actively discovering the new experience and seeking more stimulation.
How quickly a baby's first reaction to a new experience comes to equilibrium
The first response to a new experience, whether approach or withdrawal, is that all babies adapt to new situations, such as solid formula instead of milk or being alone with the caregiver. Infants show individual differences in how quickly and easily this adjustment is possible.
The level of intensity required for a stimulus to have an effect on the baby
To awaken some babies from their sleep, there is little sound or the diaper gets wet to cry. Some babies react only after the stimulus becomes too intense.
Severity of reaction
Severity of the baby's reaction
Regardless of whether the situation is gratifying or disturbing, some babies' reactions are always mild. For example, a baby of this type mumbles when satisfied, and only frowns when sad. Some babies laugh sincerely in gratifying situations and cry violently in distressing situations.
Ratio of pleasant, happy and friendly behaviors to unhappy, unhappy and unfriendly behaviors
Some babies often laugh and tend to look at the world with a smile, while some babies are in an unhappy position for longer than expected.
To what extent a new stimulus can divide or change ongoing behavior
Parents often want to distract the crying baby by offering a pacifier or toy, but these tactics only work in infants who have a high degree of cleavability.
Attention / stability
To what extent an activity can be started
Some babies stay in the loop or play happily with their favorite toy for long periods of time, while some babies lose interest in a short time and often need to switch from one activity to another.