Support: Drug-Affected Baby

The Drug-Affected Baby Support Page has FAQs to help you manage your Program.

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  1. The Drug Affected Demonstrator will not cry or tremble when I flip the switch to “On.”
    1) Check the batteries. Make sure all 4 “AA” batteries are new. Replace batteries if they have been installed in Baby for longer than 30 days 2) Check the battery holder. Make sure all 4 “AA” batteries are installed in the battery holder correctly (One battery installed incorrectly will cause Baby to not turn on). Make sure the battery holder is installed correctly (Metal tabs on holder go inside battery compartment - “Head/Up Arrow” sticker faces out the Baby’s back - “Head/Up Arrow” sticker points towards the Baby’s head) 3) Check the battery cover. Make sure battery cover is latched (Baby may not turn on if cover is not properly latched).
    The Drug Affected Demonstrator will cry, but will not shake.
    1) Check the batteries. Make sure all 4 “AA” batteries are new. Replace batteries if they have been installed in Baby for longer than 30 days. 2) Check the battery cover. Make sure battery cover is latched (Baby may not turn on if cover is not properly latched). 2) If Baby still does not shake: Hold Baby under its arms, face to face. Turn activation switch to "on" let baby cry for a few seconds. Give the Baby a couple of good shakes to help activate the motor.
    How do I care for the Drug Affected Demonstrator?
    Drug Affected Demonstrator does not ask for care, and does not require any care. It is strictly for in class demonstration purposes.
    Will the Drug Affected Demonstrator report missed care, and mishandle events?
    No, the Drug Affected Demonstrator is strictly for in class demonstration purposes.
    Can I use rechargeable batteries?
    Rechargeable batteries are not recommended as they can drain faster. For best results use Alkaline batteries.
    What is the best way to demonstrate the Drug Affected Baby?
    To demonstrate realistic crying and tremors of a real drug-affected infant, the Demonstrator will cry and tremble following a fixed schedule when activated. The Demonstrator will run on a cycle of crying and tremors for approximately 50 seconds with a five second pause, followed by approximately another 25 seconds of tremors. This cycle repeats itself until the Demonstrator is turned off.
    Can I send the Drug Affected Demonstrator home with a student?
    No, the Drug Affected Demonstrator is strictly for in class demonstration purposes.

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