Written by: Anne Marie Fogarty, RGN
What are the Benefits of the RealCare Baby Simulator?
The RealCare Baby® 3 Infant Simulator is the world’s most advanced infant simulator.
Used worldwide as an advanced “smart” teaching tool in early childhood, parenting, infant health lessons, and sex education learning, this hands-on learning approach allows for a more impactful experience rather than the textbook-only model.
Advanced and Authentic Lived Experience
This smart baby provides an authentic experience of caring for a realistic baby while teaching students in a meaningful way. Teaching essential skills such as empathy, patience and tolerance – all qualities required to mind an actual little person!
It has wireless programming to track and report on caregiver behaviours and is state-of-the-art technology. Tracked behaviours include care events, mishandling, time in a car seat, and clothing changes. The RealCare Baby includes four sets of curriculum and activities.
The Main Benefits of the RealCare Baby include the following:
⦁ It’s designed to be just like a real infant, so the experience is real.
⦁ It allows students to feel empathy towards new parents.
⦁ Its advanced programming and reporting capabilities are unrivalled. Advanced programme options include over 17 million options based on 15 daily care schedules from real babies.
⦁ The range of baby needs that can be programmed to fit the abilities of individual students.
⦁ The quality of the baby is superb.
⦁ Care needs are realistic; you rock, feed, burp, change, dress, and keep the baby safe just as you would a real infant. This realism level provides an experience like having an actual baby in your care.
⦁ Even the baby’s body temperature is monitored. It has a built-in sensor that reports when the baby’s temperature varies from the safe, prompting further discussion with participants.
⦁ Head support is monitored – if you hold the baby’s head unsafely, it will be detected.
⦁ An advanced reporting feature enables the instructors to receive a true and accurate picture of how the baby’s care needs were met.
⦁ We provide after-sales support, up to a 5-year warranty, and value for money.
To summarise, RealCare baby’s key benefits include advanced programme options, enhanced reporting and data collection, and realistic care needs, such as changing, feeding, and rocking, supported by smart detection and response features.
Learning through a real-life experience brings learning to life with the RealCare Baby.