♥ Test Your Baby IQ ♥ 

Why do babies cry? 

a. hungry 

b. too hot or too cold 

c. diaper needs to be changed

d. teething 

e. colic

f. boredom 

g. over-stimulation 

h. discomfort/pain 

i. fever/illness

j. fear

k. loud noises

l. all of the above


The correct answer is (l).

It is normal for you baby to cry. A baby may cry two to three hours a day – sometimes more! Non-stop crying is difficult for all parents to cope with. Check with your baby’s doctor if you think you baby is crying too much. Ways to handle your frustration when your baby is crying…

  • Put the baby in crib, make sure the baby is safe, close the door; check on baby every 5-10 minutes.
  • Relax, take a bath or shower, exercise, or play music.
  • Call a trusted friend, relative, or neighbor; ask them to watch the baby and to give you a needed break.
  • Sit down, close your eyes, and take 20 deep breaths. Think about how much you love your baby.
  • Talk to someone.
  • Call one of the crisis hotlines – 911 or 1-800-FLA-LOVE.

What is the safest sleep position to prevent SIDS? 

a. back 

b. stomach 

c. side 

d. side or back 


The correct answer is (a).

Your baby should sleep ALONE in a crib, cradle or bassinet, near a parent or caregiver for the first six months.

When can infants face forward in their car seat? 

a. 9 months 

b. 12 months 

c. 20 pounds 

d. both b and c 


Correct answer is (d).

You should use a rear facing infant or convertible car seat in the back seat until your baby is 1 year old and a minimum of 20 lbs.

How long does the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that moms breastfeed? 

a. at least 4 months 

b. at least 6 months 

c. at least 9 months 

d. at least 12 months 


The correct answer is (d).

The AAP recommends that moms breastfeed until their child is at least 12 months, and thereafter for as long as mutually desired The link below provides more information on the matter.


What is the minimum time a new mother should wait before getting pregnant again? 

a. 6 months 

b. 12 months 

c. 18 months 

d. 2 years 


The correct answer is (c).

Remember 18 months is a minimum. New moms need time to recover. If you get pregnant too soon after having your baby, your next baby might not get enough nutrition.

Which craving could be a sign something important is missing from your diet? 

a. chocolate

b. carrots

c. ice

d. cheeseburgers 


The correct answer is (c).

Food cravings are normal when you’re expecting, and it’s generally OK to give in to them. Just don’t overdo it. But craving non-food items such as ice, laundry detergent, paint chips, or clay, may mean you have something called pica. Tell your doctor right away. And it could mean your body may be lacking important nutrients.

While you’re pregnant, how often is it safe to drink alcohol? 

a. once a day

b. once a week 

c. now and then 

d. never 


The correct answer is (d).

No amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. Avoid all harmful substances, a pregnant women never takes risks alone. The CDC podcast attached provides more information on alcohol consumption during pregnancy.


Why is it best to stay pregnant for at least 39 weeks?

a. a baby’s lungs and liver are still developing and growing 

b. a baby’s brain at 35 weeks weighs only two-thirds of what it will weigh at 39 to 40 weeks 

c. a baby’s eyes and ears are still developing 

d. a baby is still learning to suck and swallow 

e. all of the above 


The correct answer is (e).

Births scheduled before 39 weeks should only be for medical reasons. If your pregnancy is healthy, wait for labor to begin on its own.


Women should begin taking 400 mg of Folic Acid when? 

a. planning a pregnancy 

b. pregnant 

c. capable of becoming pregnant, even if she is not planning a pregnancy 


The correct answer is (c).

Now! Begin taking folic acid today. Waiting until you find out you are pregnant could be too late for the health of your baby. The recommended daily allowance of folic acid can help prevent birth defects of the brain and spinal cord. These defects can cause serious health problems and can even cause the baby’s death. The link below discusses the benefits of folic acid.


When should you make an appointment with your doctor? 

a. as soon as you get pregnant 

b. after your insurance kicks in 

c. at least one month before you get pregnant 


The correct answer is (c).

Make sure you are in good health before you get pregnant. Babies born to healthy women are more likely to be healthy.