The first thing to assess upon entering the infant’s space is how she reacts to you, the nurse who is most likely a stranger. Does the child hide her face and cling to the parent? Is the child consolable and does she rely on a comfort item from home? Does the child calm once she sees the parent comfortably interact with the nurse as the nurse interviews the parent and notes any concerns they have at this interaction. Also make note of how the parent reacts to healthcare providers; notice any signs of neglect, abuse, signs on the child that do not have explanation or do not seem right.