quiet alert

quiet alert

[kwī′ət]
a period when a neonate is calm and attentive, with eyes open, ready to become acquainted with an adult person. Newborns spend about 10% of their time in this state.
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These include quiet sleep, active sleep, drowsiness, quiet alert, active alert, and crying (Gottesman, 1999).
We use our knowledge of development to teach parents that early visual and auditory development is primed for social interactions during a quiet alert state.
Quiet alert is associated with minimal body movements while active alert and agitated states are associated with moderate or very active body movements, respectively.
The quiet alert state is a wonderful time to feed the baby, if possible (Chamblin).
As you hurriedly begin clearing shelves, an unusual quiet alerts you.