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bcs_04_pac_11m
1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 0 - 11 months
Pink Questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.

If your child is... ... 0 - 3 months old, tick this box

1
Yes

If your child is... ... 4 - 6 months old, tick this box

1
Yes

If your child is... ... 7 - 9 months old, tick this box

1
Yes

If your child is... ... 10 - 11 months old, tick this box

1
Yes
If your child is... ... 0 - 3 months old, tick this box to question intro_i Start with question 1
qc_intro_i == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 0 - 3 month old child.

When lying on his or her stomach, has your child ever turned his or her head from side to side?

1
Yes
2
No

Have your child’s eyes ever followed a moving object?

1
Yes
2
No

When lying on his or her stomach on a flat surface, has your child ever lifted his or her head off the surface for a moment?

1
Yes
2
No

Have your child’s eyes ever followed a moving object all the way from one side to the other?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever smiled at someone when that person talked or smiled at (but did not touch) him or her?

1
Yes
2
No

When lying on his or her stomach, has your child ever raised his or her head and chest from the surface while resting his or her weight on his or her lower arms or hands?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever turned his or her head around to look at something?

1
Yes
2
No

While lying on his or her back and being pulled up to a sitting position, has your child ever held his or her head stiffly so that it did not hang back as he or she was pulled up?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever laughed out loud without being tickled or touched

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever held in one hand a moderate sized object, such as a block or rattle?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever rolled over on his or her own on purpose?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever seemed to enjoy looking in the mirror at him or herself?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever been pulled from a sitting to a standing position and supported his or her own weight with legs stretched out?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever turned his or her head around to look at something?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever sat alone with no help except for leaning forward on his or her hands or with just a little help from someone else?

1
Yes
2
No
Can you say whether the following apply to your child?

Your child smiles or coos during nail cutting

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is pleasant, lies quietly, making happy noises upon waking up

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is pleasant (coos, smiles) during face washing

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is fussy when burped (cries, fusses) during feeding

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is fussy when put down for sleep (cries or frets)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child accepts his or her bath any time of day without resisting

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child objects (fusses, squirms) to being bathed by a different person even after 2 or 3 tries

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child adjusts to change in place of sleeping within 2 or 3 days

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child resists changes in feeding schedule (1 hour or more) even after 2 tries

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child resists (squirms or fusses) during routine dressing or undressing

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child turns the head away and looks for the mother or main care giver when held by a new person

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

For the first few minutes in a new place or situation (new shop or home) your child is fretful

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child appears bothered (cries, squirms) when first put down to sleep in a different place than usual

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child accepts right away a change in feeding time

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child objects (cries, frets) if someone other than the mother or main care giver gives care

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child wants and takes milk feedings at about the same times (within 1 hour) from day to day

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child gets sleepy about the same time each evening (within 1/2 hour)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child’s day time naps are varied in length from day to day (more than 1 hour in difference)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child wants an extra feeding at a different time each day (over 1 hour in difference)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child’s fussy period occurs at or about the same time of day (morning, afternoon, night)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Now go to question 7 on page 11
If your child is... ... 4 - 6 months old, tick this box to question intro_ii Start with question 3
qc_intro_ii == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 4 – 6 month old child.

While lying on his or her back and being pulled up to a sitting position, has your child ever held his or her head stiffly so that it did not hang back as he or she was pulled up?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever laughed out loud without being tickled or touched?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever held in one hand a moderate sized object, such as a block or rattle?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever rolled over on his or her own on purpose?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever seemed to enjoy looking in the mirror at him or herself?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever been pulled from a sitting to a standing position and supported his or her own weight with legs stretched out?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever looked around for a toy which was lost or not nearby?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever sat alone with no help except for leaning forward on his or her hands or with just a little help from someone else?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever sat for 10 minutes or more with no support at all?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever pulled him or herself to a standing position without help from another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 9
If your child is... ... 7 - 9 months old, tick this box to question intro_iii Start with question 4
qc_intro_iii == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 7 – 9 month old child.

Has your child ever seemed to enjoy looking in the mirror at him or herself?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever been pulled from a sitting to a standing position and supported his or her own weight with legs stretched out?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever looked around for a toy which was lost or not nearby?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever sat alone with no help except for leaning forward on his or her hands or with just a little help from someone else?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever sat for 10 minutes or more with no support at all?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever pulled him or herself to a standing position without help from another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 9
If your child is... ... 10 - 11 months old, tick this box to question intro_iv Start with question 5
qc_intro_iv == 1
Please answer the following questions about your 10 – 11 month old child.

Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever run?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever said the names of a familiar object, such as a ball?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?

1
Yes
2
No

Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?

1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6
qc_intro_ii == 1 || qc_intro_iii == 1 || qc_intro_iv == 1
These questions are about children aged 4 – 11 months.
Can you say whether the following apply to your child?

Your child makes happy sounds (coos, laughs) when having his or her nappy changed, or being dressed

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is pleasant (smiles, laughs) when first arriving in unfamiliar places (friend’s house, shop)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is pleasant (coos, smiles) during face washing

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is content (smiles, coos) during interruptions of milk or solid feeding

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child cries remains pleasant or calm with minor injuries (bumps, pinches)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child objects to being bathed in a different place or by a different person after 2 or 3 tries

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is still wary or frightened of strangers after 15 minutes

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child adjusts within 10 minutes to new surroundings (home, shop, play area, etc.)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child adjusts easily and sleeps well within 1 or 2 days with changes of time or place

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child accepts his or her bath any time of the day without resisting it

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child is shy (turns away or clings to you) on meeting another child for the first time

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

For the first few minutes in a new place or situation (new shop or home) your child is fretful

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child appears bothered (cries or squirms) when first put down in a different sleeping place

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child’s initial reaction to a new babysitter is rejection (crying, clinging to mother or main carer)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child’s initial reaction at home to approach by strangers is acceptance

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child wants and takes milk feeds at about the same time (within one hour) from day to day

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child gets sleepy at about the same time each evening (within half an hour)

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child’s daytime naps are about the same length from day to day

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

Your child wants and takes solid food at about the same time (within 1 hour) from day to day

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

How often does your child make a fuss or cry before going to sleep?

1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
These questions are about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.
-

1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
When I praise my child, he or she beams with pride
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly
Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months.
-

1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you had to smack your child?
Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months.

Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?

1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never

Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers and sisters)?

1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus

Have you or your child’s other parent ever helped your child to learn any of the following…

1
...numbers?
2
...the alphabet?
3
...colours?
4
...shapes and sizes?
5
...none of the above?
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
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bcs_04_pac_11m

1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 0 - 11 months
Pink Questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.
If your child is... ... 0 - 3 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
If your child is... ... 4 - 6 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
If your child is... ... 7 - 9 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
If your child is... ... 10 - 11 months old, tick this box
1
Yes
Please answer the following questions about your 0 - 3 month old child.
When lying on his or her stomach, has your child ever turned his or her head from side to side?
1
Yes
2
No
Have your child’s eyes ever followed a moving object?
1
Yes
2
No
When lying on his or her stomach on a flat surface, has your child ever lifted his or her head off the surface for a moment?
1
Yes
2
No
Have your child’s eyes ever followed a moving object all the way from one side to the other?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever smiled at someone when that person talked or smiled at (but did not touch) him or her?
1
Yes
2
No
When lying on his or her stomach, has your child ever raised his or her head and chest from the surface while resting his or her weight on his or her lower arms or hands?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever turned his or her head around to look at something?
1
Yes
2
No
While lying on his or her back and being pulled up to a sitting position, has your child ever held his or her head stiffly so that it did not hang back as he or she was pulled up?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever laughed out loud without being tickled or touched
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever held in one hand a moderate sized object, such as a block or rattle?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever rolled over on his or her own on purpose?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever seemed to enjoy looking in the mirror at him or herself?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever been pulled from a sitting to a standing position and supported his or her own weight with legs stretched out?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever turned his or her head around to look at something?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever sat alone with no help except for leaning forward on his or her hands or with just a little help from someone else?
1
Yes
2
No
Can you say whether the following apply to your child?
Your child smiles or coos during nail cutting
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is pleasant, lies quietly, making happy noises upon waking up
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is pleasant (coos, smiles) during face washing
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is fussy when burped (cries, fusses) during feeding
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is fussy when put down for sleep (cries or frets)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child accepts his or her bath any time of day without resisting
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child objects (fusses, squirms) to being bathed by a different person even after 2 or 3 tries
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child adjusts to change in place of sleeping within 2 or 3 days
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child resists changes in feeding schedule (1 hour or more) even after 2 tries
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child resists (squirms or fusses) during routine dressing or undressing
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child turns the head away and looks for the mother or main care giver when held by a new person
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
For the first few minutes in a new place or situation (new shop or home) your child is fretful
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child appears bothered (cries, squirms) when first put down to sleep in a different place than usual
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child accepts right away a change in feeding time
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child objects (cries, frets) if someone other than the mother or main care giver gives care
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child wants and takes milk feedings at about the same times (within 1 hour) from day to day
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child gets sleepy about the same time each evening (within 1/2 hour)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child’s day time naps are varied in length from day to day (more than 1 hour in difference)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child wants an extra feeding at a different time each day (over 1 hour in difference)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child’s fussy period occurs at or about the same time of day (morning, afternoon, night)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Now go to question 7 on page 11
Please answer the following questions about your 4 – 6 month old child.
While lying on his or her back and being pulled up to a sitting position, has your child ever held his or her head stiffly so that it did not hang back as he or she was pulled up?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever laughed out loud without being tickled or touched?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever held in one hand a moderate sized object, such as a block or rattle?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever rolled over on his or her own on purpose?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever seemed to enjoy looking in the mirror at him or herself?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever been pulled from a sitting to a standing position and supported his or her own weight with legs stretched out?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever looked around for a toy which was lost or not nearby?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever sat alone with no help except for leaning forward on his or her hands or with just a little help from someone else?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever sat for 10 minutes or more with no support at all?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever pulled him or herself to a standing position without help from another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 9
Please answer the following questions about your 7 – 9 month old child.
Has your child ever seemed to enjoy looking in the mirror at him or herself?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever been pulled from a sitting to a standing position and supported his or her own weight with legs stretched out?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever looked around for a toy which was lost or not nearby?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever sat alone with no help except for leaning forward on his or her hands or with just a little help from someone else?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever sat for 10 minutes or more with no support at all?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever pulled him or herself to a standing position without help from another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Now go to question 6 on page 9
Please answer the following questions about your 10 – 11 month old child.
Has your child ever crawled when left lying on his or her stomach?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said any recognisable words such as ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever picked up any small objects, such as raisins or biscuit crumbs, using only his or her thumb and first finger?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps with one hand held or holding on to something?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever waved goodbye without help from another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown by his or her behaviour that he or she knows the name of common objects when somebody else names them out loud?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever shown that he or she wanted something by pointing, pulling, or making pleasant sounds, rather than by crying or whining?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever stood alone on his or her feet for 10 seconds or more without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked at least two steps without holding on to anything or another person?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever crawled up at least two stairs or steps?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said two recognisable words besides ‘mama’ or ‘dada’?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever run?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever said the names of a familiar object, such as a ball?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever made a line with a crayon or pencil?
1
Yes
2
No
Has your child ever walked up at least two stairs with one hand held or holding the railing?
1
Yes
2
No
These questions are about children aged 4 – 11 months.
Can you say whether the following apply to your child?
Your child makes happy sounds (coos, laughs) when having his or her nappy changed, or being dressed
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is pleasant (smiles, laughs) when first arriving in unfamiliar places (friend’s house, shop)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is pleasant (coos, smiles) during face washing
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is content (smiles, coos) during interruptions of milk or solid feeding
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child cries remains pleasant or calm with minor injuries (bumps, pinches)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child objects to being bathed in a different place or by a different person after 2 or 3 tries
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is still wary or frightened of strangers after 15 minutes
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child adjusts within 10 minutes to new surroundings (home, shop, play area, etc.)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child adjusts easily and sleeps well within 1 or 2 days with changes of time or place
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child accepts his or her bath any time of the day without resisting it
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child is shy (turns away or clings to you) on meeting another child for the first time
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
For the first few minutes in a new place or situation (new shop or home) your child is fretful
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child appears bothered (cries or squirms) when first put down in a different sleeping place
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child’s initial reaction to a new babysitter is rejection (crying, clinging to mother or main carer)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child’s initial reaction at home to approach by strangers is acceptance
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child wants and takes milk feeds at about the same time (within one hour) from day to day
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child gets sleepy at about the same time each evening (within half an hour)
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child’s daytime naps are about the same length from day to day
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
Your child wants and takes solid food at about the same time (within 1 hour) from day to day
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always
How often does your child make a fuss or cry before going to sleep?
1
Almost never
2
Rarely
3
Usually does not
4
Often
5
Almost always

These questions are about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.

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1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
When I praise my child, he or she beams with pride
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly

Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months.

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1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you had to smack your child?
Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months.
Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?
1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never
Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers and sisters)?
1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus
Have you or your child’s other parent ever helped your child to learn any of the following…
1
...numbers?
2
...the alphabet?
3
...colours?
4
...shapes and sizes?
5
...none of the above?
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
Name

BCS70 Age 34 Parent and Child Self-Completion 0-11 Months