What You Do

You and your baby are vital to Nurture.

Without you, we would not have a successful study. Here is a summary of what you’ll be doing with us over the course of your baby’s first year.

When we’ll contact you How we’ll contact you What we’ll ask or measure What you’ll get for completing the contact
baby-progression-bornYour baby is born! By phone We’ll ask about your baby’s…

  • Health – to make sure he or she can participate
  • Eating
Baby blanket
baby-progression-1-2monthsYour baby is 1 month old and again when baby is 2 months old By phone or email We’ll ask about your baby’s…

  • Eating
  • Physical development
  • Sleep
  • Child care arrangements
$5 each month
baby-progression-3monthsYour baby is 3 months old In-person visit We’ll ask about your baby’s…

  • Eating
  • Physical development
  • Sleep
  • Child care arrangements

We’ll measure…

  • Your baby’s length, weight, and body fat
  • Your height and weight
  • Your baby’s motor development through observation
  • The bacteria in your baby’s gut by collecting a poopy diaper
  • Your baby’s activity by having your baby wear an activity monitor
$30 and hooded bath towel
baby-progression-4-5monthsYour baby is 4 months old and again when baby is 5 months old By phone or email We’ll ask the same questions that we did at 1 and 2 months $5 each month
baby-progression-6monthsYour baby is 6 months old In-person visit We’ll ask the same questions that we did at 3 months and take the same measures, except for the poopy diaper. We’ll also…

  • Ask you to complete a survey about your diet
  • Collect a saliva sample from your baby to measure DNA and have you collect samples from you and your baby after the visit to measure stress hormones
$40 and onesie plus $10 bonus if you’ve done everything up to this point
baby-progression-7-8monthsYour baby is 7 months old and again when baby is 8 months old By phone or email We’ll ask the same questions that we did at 4 and 5 months $5 each month
baby-progression-9monthsYour baby is 9 months old In-person visit We’ll ask the same questions that we did at 3 months and take the same measures, except for the poopy diaper $45 and bib
baby-progression-10-11monthsYour baby is 10 months old and again when baby is 11 months old By phone or email We’ll ask the same questions that we did at 7 and 8 months $5 each month
baby-progression-12monthsYour baby is 12 months old In-person visit We’ll ask the same questions that we did at 6 months and take the same measures. We’ll also…

  • Collect a saliva sample from your baby to measure DNA and have you collect samples from you and your baby after the visit to measure stress hormones
$50 and board book plus $10 bonus if you’ve done everything after the 6-month point through 12 months