Klinični oddelek za neonatologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija
The individual approach to the newborn in neonatal intensive care units is a well-known method world-wide. The Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale treats a newborn as an active participant who expresses his individuality by his behaviour. Parents are always present at the examination of their newborn and hence get to know their child as an integral personality. The Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale is recommended for use especially with parents who have problems interacting with their newborn.
Key words: newborn, behaviour, parents, relationship.