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Contributions accepted between July12 and August 31, 2002. Results will be posted as a seperate article in September.

I would like to thank the following Sims for their help:

Betty Newbie, 1-
Ryan, 59 Ingleside Drive, Hood 6
Chloena Matnagh, Hood 2, 78 Sim Lane

Anica Survivor, 6 Sim Lane
Erin, 1, 6 Sim Lane
Jaimee, 2 Sim Lane
C.C. Rose, 10, neighbourhood 3
Katelyn Lauren Binkley
Sim momma, Neighbourhood 6, #3
C.C., Neighborhood 2
Adrianna Jones, neigh:3 #2
Tisha, Neighborhood 2, 4 Sim Lane
Hazel, 1 Sim Lane, Neighbourhood #4
Hazel, Neighbourhood 5
Sarah, ...
Hollie, Neighbourhood 2
Helena Farron, Sim Dale
caroline, ...
Sera Sollack, Arcadia
Lucy Test, Sim Dale


NOTE: Participating Sims will be listed abow with name and neighbourhood. Please allow us some days to have you added.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Baby research 0207: Sleep
July 12, 2002 - by Ursull S. Swims

PROJECT HAS CLOSED - PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT.
May13 2003: Thank you very much, all who sent in information from your baby watches. All contributions have been saved, and I will use them for future projects. Although you can no longer submit the form, I'll leave it here, because it might be useful to see how you can learn the baby's rhythm by making notes like these.

What is the key to understand the baby's sleeping rhythm? Will feeding it one extra time or playing make it sleep longer? Let's find out!

This project, ongoing July-August 2002, focuses on the baby's sleeping rhythm. If you plan to have a baby, please concider taking part in my project, and contribute with your observations. This project is meant to reveil how an the baby care will effect the breaks, and if we find the key to control the baby's sleeping rhythm, you will be able to plan your day even when having a baby in the house.

To explore this, I need to collect a high number of observations, and we need to base our observations on specific baby treatments, following similar strategies. If you want to contribute, follow one of the strategies below, make detailed notes, and send me your full report when your baby has left it's cradle. This will include some paperwork for you, but as each research's duration is limited to 3 days, it should be possible for most of you.

Further down on this page there is a web form for submitting your report. Please use the form, because that will secure I get all the details that I need. If you do not use the web form, I might not be able to use your report at all. You should check the web form before you start your research, to figure what notes you'll need to make. Use a pen and paper for notes, or "word/note pad" on your computer, and fill in the web form *after* your project is complete. Only one submition per baby, please.

Please choose strategy A, B or C for your research:

Strategy A: F+S+S

Strategy B: F+F+S+S

Strategy C: F+P+S+S

(F=feed, P=play, S=sing) If the baby still cries, add as many S's as needed.

NB: Project has been closed, you will not be able to submit this form
 

Strategy:
You must follow the same strategy for each baby watch


Baby's full name:


Baby was...

Family's address (neighbourhood and number):


Father's personality:
Each of 5 parametres should be given with a value from 0-10 (example: 10-4-0-3-6, this person is extremely neat and lazy)


Mother's personality:
Each of 5 parametres should be given with a value from 0-10 (example: 10-4-0-3-6, this person is extremely neat and lazy)


Date and time of baby's birth/delivery:
Day+hour:minutes+PM/AM of baby delivery (example: Day15+5:25PM)


Date and time of baby leaving the craddle:
example: Day18+9:45PM


Child's personality:
Each of 5 parametres should be given with a value from 0-10 (example: 1-2-10-6-0, this child is extremely active and mean)

There will normally be 9-11 baby watches. If you pick up the baby right after delivery without waiting for it to cry, you don't need to record anything. Watch #1 is concidered to start when the baby cries for the first time. 

The "comments" field is optional, and is meant for special observations. Anything particular for this watch? Did the baby cry for more than 15 minutes before you got to it? Did you collapse or did someone else pick up the crying baby? You will normally not fill in anything here, but for some watches (especially if the watch took longer than usual) you might want to comment or explain.

For each baby watch between your baby wakes up and till it falls asleep, you must make notes on the following:

Watch #1:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #2:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #3:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #4:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #5:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #6:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #7:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #8:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #9:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #10:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):
 Watch #11:
Time of baby waking up:
example: Day15+8:10PM
Given treatment/actions:
according to strategy, example: F+S+S
Time of baby falling asleep:
example: Day15+10:05PM
Special observations/facts (optional):

Your (Sim) name:

Your e-mail address: