the child's appearance
Why is it important to videotape the
The observation of appearance gives general impression
about the stature and weight characteristics of a child and allows
to establish if there are any:
- Physical deformities, scars, traces of physical
- Alarming skin conditions
- Specific facial features associated with Fetal
- Indications of timely passing of certain age milestones
What to record?
|A child has to be videotaped from different positions:
looking at the camera, from the left and the right side, from
|A child should be shown in different positions:
standing, seating, walking, laying.
|At some point the child should be seen undressed
(if very young), or lightly dressed.
|Special attention should be paid to the face.
It has to be a close-up picture; preferably camera should be
positioned at the face level, but not at the angle to the face.
|It's very beneficial to videotape the child in
naturally occurring situations: during feeding, washing, dressing,
playing, running, etc.