Time allowed: 10 minutes. No conferring with others allowed.
Indicate which statement is true:
1. What is a night terror?
A. A horror movie that you watch late at night
B. When a child suddenly wakes up screaming at night
C. A small, nocturnal type of dog
D. When a parent suddenly wakes up screaming at night
E. The fear of not being able to sleep when your baby has finally fallen asleep
2. How can we identify a late sleep phase?
A. When a child is still asleep by the time he arrives at school
B. When a child starts sleeping through at age 12
C. When the entire day’s activities start and finish late
D. What people without kids do on weekend mornings
E. When your sleep schedule clashes with your work schedule
3. Indicate which of the following are environmental factors?
A. The Rainbow Warrior
B. The neighbour’s demented rooster
C. Recycling and saving water and electricity
D. Baby’s leg is stuck between the wall and the cot
E. Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth
4. What are the potential effects of an irregular schedule?
B. Night waking and nap problems
C. Being late for work
D. Remembering to eat every second day
E. Demand feeding
5. Indicate which of the following are sleep associations
B. The International Association of Sleep
C. Mum’s hair
D. Mum’s boob
E. A secret society of people whose children don’t sleep through
6. How would you handle separation anxiety?
A. Ignore it and it will go away
B. Give your child extra love, attention and reassurance
C. Ask your GP for a prescription for anti-anxiety medication
D. Hide under your bed until it’s over
E. Buy your child an expensive toy
7. What is this author’s favourite sleep strategy?
A. The extinction method
B. The Gina Ford method
C. The Wait it Out method
D. The MIL method
E. The one where everyone sleeps in a big heap
8. Have you been over-estimating the amount of sleep that babies need?
A. Definitely, I thought babies slept 20 out of 24 hours
B. Are you mad? My baby sleeps nowhere near these figures!
C. I have no idea how much my baby sleeps and I’m too scared to add it up
D. Only my own sleep – I wish I was a newborn…
9. Who or what is Gina Ford?
A. Henry Ford’s second ex-wife
B. Controversial author of childcare books in the UK and a former maternity nurse
C. Your mother-in-law
D. My mother-in-law
E. A shallow place allowing one to walk across the river Gina
F. I have no idea and frankly, I don’t care
10. When will your baby have a predictable routine?
A. By six weeks
B. By roughly six months
D. Before my baby
E. When he goes to university
F. Two weeks after he gets married
11. What is storage capacity?
A. The amount of baby stuff you can cram into your car’s boot
B. The amount of milk that can be stored in the breast between feedings
C. The number of nappies that you can fit into your nappy bag
D. The amount of milk/food that can safely fit into your baby’s tummy
E. The number of frozen meals you can jam into your freezer