Your Premature Baby's States of Arousal. All newborn babies, whether premature or not, have 6 different states of arousal that they fluctuate between. Newborns. Mar 28, Noticing these states in your baby can help you read your baby's If you are looking for support in parenting your infant, contact us at the. Sep 22, Learn about the various states of alertness your newborn baby will go through: the quiet alert state, active alert state, crying state and sleeping.