a condition of excitement in a newborn baby characterized by relaxing of the muscles in the face, steady breathing, and wide open, curious eyes which frequently or continually scan the area

ALERT INACTIVITY: "Alert inactivity describes what the layperson would view as a baby lying in it's crib silently exploring the ceiling, walls, and features around them visually."
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