RealCare Baby® 3 Infant Simulator

realcare baby birthdayRealCare Baby® 3 (formerly known as Baby Think It Over® or BTIO®) is the world’s most advanced infant simulator. Educators around the world use this unique learning aid to teach early childhood, parenting, infant health lessons, and sex education. This smart baby adds meaning and accountability by using wireless programming to track and report on caregiver behaviors. Tracked behaviors include care events, mishandling actions, time in a car seat as well as clothing changes. Baby includes four sets of curriculum and activities to help instructors create relevant and career-driven learning experiences.

(RealCare Baby is not available for purchase through our online store)

RealCare Baby Program Implementation

(3 customer reviews)


*See the RealCare™ Product Catalog for complete product package options.

Product Catalog and How To Order


RealCare® curriculum

Click here for details about Student Workbooks

Our RealCare Curriculum includes four sections:

Basic Infant Care – covers child safety, emergency procedures, child abuse prevention, and infant/toddler development.

Basic Infant Care Sample Lesson

Basic Infant Care Curriculum Overview

Basic Infant Care Curriculum Structure

Life Skills and Healthy Choices for Middle School Students

– an abstinence-plus, comprehensive curriculum focused on sexual education and pregnancy prevention for middle school classrooms.

Life Skills and Healthy Choices Curriculum Sample

Life Skills and Healthy Choices Curriculum Overview

Parenting: A Guide to Parenting Skills for Life – focuses on the stages of child development, parenting styles/impact, the costs involved in raising a child, and much more.

Parenting Sample Lesson

Parenting Curriculum Overview

Parenting Curriculum Structure

Healthy Choices: Relationships, Sexuality, and Family Planning – an abstinence-based, comprehensive curriculum focusing on teen pregnancy prevention. It covers relationships, self-esteem, refusal skills, adolescent health, and reproductive issues, among many other topics (ages 14 and up).

Healthy Choices Sample Lesson

Healthy Choices Curriculum Overview

Healthy Choices Curriculum Structure

Additional Resources

Alignment and Crosswalk Documents

Product Catalog and How to Order

Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum Overview


During a simulation experience, users:
• Determine whether Baby needs feeding, burping, rocking or changing
• Dress Baby appropriately for weather/temperature
• Handle Baby correctly and respond to Baby’s cries for care

Baby’s software can:
• Track care events, abuse, surrounding temperatures, time in a car seat and clothing changes
• Customize simulations using schedules based on real infants
• Program up to 100 Babies, up to 7 days in advance
• Receive and print detailed assessment reports
• Check Baby’s battery status

Great for in class training, demonstrations and remote learning.


Product Weight: 7 lbs.
Product Length: 21 inches

Product Catalog and How To Order

System requirements for RealCare® Baby 3 Control Center Software:

Operating systems supported for Control Center Software 4.5:

  • Windows® 10
  • Macintosh® OS – 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 and 10.15

Operating systems supported for Control Center Software 4.4:

  • Windows® 7, 8.0, 8.1 and 10
  • Macintosh® OS – 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13

Operating systems supported for Control Center Software 4.3:

  • Windows® 7, 8.0, 8.1 and 10
  • Macintosh® OS – 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 and 10.13

Operating systems supported for older versions of Control Center Software:

  • Windows® XP
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows® 7, 8.x
  • Macintosh® OS – 10.4 or later

Supplied hardware requirements:

  • XStick wireless communication adapter

Non-supplied hardware requirements:

  • Minimum 128 MB of physical RAM
  • USB port


What types of classes use the RealCare Baby?

  • With over 25 years of experience working with educators using Baby, we’ve seen this infant simulator used in a wide variety of educational programs. Here is a sampling of what we’ve seen over the years:
    • Child Care Career Exploration
    • Child Development
    • Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification
    • Pediatric Healthcare
    • Health/Sex Education
    • Babysitting
    • Parenting/Prenatal Education
    • Pregnancy and Childbirth
    • Pregnancy Prevention
    • For more ideas on how to use Baby see a recent blog here

How are other teachers using RealCare Baby, and what impact are they seeing?

  • Our recent case study provides stories and tips for using Baby to engage students

Do you offer product support?

  • Yes! Our product support team is available M-F 8am-5pm Central Time via phone, email or chat. Contact customer support here

How do I start a RealCare Baby program?

I inherited a RealCare Baby program. Where do I start?

  • Take our brief RealCare Program Health Assessment so we can learn more about your existing Babies, warranties and trade-in opportunities. We’ll contact you to discuss your unique program needs after we receive your assessment.
  • Find more resources for reviewing your current program, learning how to operate your Babies and trading in old simulators for new ones by clicking here

How do I order RealCare Babies?

Where can I find RealCare Baby software, downloads and help guides?

  • Visit Product Help for software updates and downloads, plus other useful program resources like cleaning instructions, participant support, parent permission forms and more
  • See our RealCare Baby Implementation Guide for help creating a 21st Century Early Childhood Education Program

Do you offer RealCare Baby training?

  • Yes! Training options are customizable to your program. See our training options here

What other program support do you provide?

  • We offer free webinars, blogs and classroom resources to help your program succeed
  • Follow Realityworks on your favorite social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for other tips and tricks

3 reviews for RealCare Baby® 3 Infant Simulator

  1. Julie Truesdell

    The RealCare Baby 3 has given my students the opportunity to get a quick but realistic snapshot of what life as a teen parent would be like. There are 15 different programs that can be set, each modeled after a real baby and the journal that its parents kept about its care. There are several ways to customize care to be sensitive to individual student needs while still creating a meaningful learning opportunity. Programming is a snap, and grades are quick and easy to access. I especially like the printed grade report that each student receives after care – the details on it are extraordinary. The technical support staff is incredibly helpful, too. My students look forward to this project each year, and it never disappoints! So many wonderful lessons have been learned in my classroom thanks to the RealCare Baby 3 program!

  2. Treva Daniels-Carlson

    I have used RealCare 2 plus infant simulators for some years now. Last spring, I was able to trade them in and get even more, along with other materials. I love the new software and tracking improvements.

  3. Jean Woodward

    I appreciate the value of the Real Care Infant simulators. My students gain valuable experience with the simulators and have enjoyed the opportunity the simulators provide. Our recent purchase of 2 additional babies has increased the time each student has with the baby. Previous purchases included both a car seat and base that is secured into the vehicle but with our recent purchase we only received the car seat, no base. The only thing I would have appreciated was being told that the base would not be included. Excellent educational program for the value.

    • realityworks_webadmin

      Thank you for the RealCare Baby Program review. Recently we did change the type of car seats we offer and they no longer have a base as they are for educational purposes only. Your feedback is appreciated and will be shared with our team for future communications.

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