Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Holding Your Baby

From Simplemost:
Don’t put that baby down. Research now says you can’t hold your baby too much. In fact, the more you snuggle with your babe, the better off they’ll be. (Twist your arm, right?) The importance of touch in a baby’s development cannot be overstated, and the latest research suggests that holding your baby is more crucial to brain development than previously assumed. This research — which was conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio — centered on 125 premature and full-term infants....The researchers wanted to see how babies responded to gentle touch and found that preemies were less likely to respond to touching than their full-term peers. And sadly, preemies who had been exposed to painful medical procedures were also less likely to respond to touch. (Read more.)

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