From our Product Support Team: Selecting the right RealCare Baby Infant Care Schedule

By Nate Schlieve, Realityworks Product Support Technician

Selecting the care schedule for each of your RealCare Baby infant simulators might be the most important part of the programming experience. After all, your decisions in this step are what might leave some students complaining that their Baby never seemed to stop crying, while others might boast that at least they were able to sleep through the night! How do you select the care schedule for each Baby, and how do you know what those care schedules entail?

When RealCare Baby Control Center Software is launched, a care schedule table appears. In this table, you can input all the details of your upcoming simulation: the Baby being programmed, its ID and babysitter ID, the start and stop day and time, and the care schedule order.

Some RealCare Baby Program users may have noticed that the “Schedule Order” always features five pre-assigned care schedules. These randomly selected schedules are pre-set by the software. But what do they mean exactly?

The five care schedules found under “Schedule Order” are randomly selected by the Control Center Software, but you can also customize these schedules.

RealCare Baby is actually pre-programmed with 15 different care schedules, each of which is based on a real infant. You can use these 15 different care schedules, which are classified into Easy, Medium and Hard levels, to customize your student’s simulation experience – they’re all different!

For instance, Babies under Schedule 7 won’t require any care at all from 10pm-5am, while Babies under Schedule 1 will require care of some kind at 10pm, 11pm, midnight and 3am.

RealCare Baby’s care schedules are based on the needs of 15 real infants. Difficulty levels range from Easy, Medium and Hard.

The five pre-assigned care schedules found under “Schedule Order” are randomly selected by the Control Center Software, but you can customize these schedules if you wish using the drop-down menu next to each number.

Click here to download your own copy of our RealCare Baby Infant care Schedule, or retrieve the schedule table through your Control Center software:

  1. Open the Control Center and click “Help” at the top left corner of the screen
  2. Scroll down just a tad and click “Help” – This will take you to the Baby Control Center Help website
  3. Scroll down and click on the link next to Infant Care Schedule

If you have any questions about this information or need other assistance, feel free to contact our Product Support team by phone, 800.830-1416, option 2, or visit our online Product Support Center for 24/7 support, tips, video tutorials, FAQs and more.

Do you prefer to vary the difficulty levels of your Baby’s care schedules, or do you tend to select one difficulty level over the other? Tell us in the comments!