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Things New Parents Should Know # 3 - Recursion [Aug. 28th, 2008|12:01 am]
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There are a couple of definitions of recursion, but the one I'm concentrating on is a repeating or self-sustaining pattern. A simple visual example would be to have two mirrors facing each other so that they reflect one another and the reflections appear to recede to infinity.

Another one is the simple shampoo instructions -

1. Lather
2. Rinse
3. Repeat

A third example is the following -

1. Baby doesn't like being even partially undressed for a nappy change, and so cries and gets distressed
2. In its distressed state, it gets so upset that it starts to vomit and poo more as its stress levels rise
3. This requires more clean-up, meaning the baby is undressed longer, adding to the stress, and so the cycle continues

[User Picture]From: purrdence
2008-08-27 02:16 pm (UTC)
Is this because of the cold?
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-08-27 02:31 pm (UTC)
The house is warm enough, so far he just always reacts to clothing changes. He was the same in the hospital. He doesn't like the clothes coming off, and doesn't like them going back on until he's about 95% dressed.

He'll settle over time, but for the moment, it's a stress for him.
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[User Picture]From: ariaflame
2008-08-27 03:34 pm (UTC)
Are there baby clothes that make it easier to do changes without exposing the little lad?
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[User Picture]From: kaths
2008-08-28 04:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, Clara was like that at first, and now the change table is her favourite place in the whole world!
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