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Many Alberta families know how frustrating
and draining it can be when an infant won’t
Elizabeth Keys, an Alberta innovates –
Health Solutions researcher and clinician fellow
at the University of Calgary, is hoping her new
research project will help.
As part of the Play2Sleep project, Keys will
film parents playing with their babies. She’ll
use the film to help parents better understand
their babies’ often subtle cues, including the
all-important signals that they are drowsy.
“in today’s social landscape, we don’t have
a lot of experience with babies before we
have our own, so we may not have enough
experience reading babies’ cues,” Keys says.
By helping parents read these signs, Keys
believes they’ll be better able to fulfil their
babies’ needs, especially at bedtime.
Keys plans to use the project to design a
program to help public health nurses teach
parents these cues.
— Rob Alexander i l l u