Maternal carrying soothes fussy babies, researchers say

04/18/2013 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Japanese researchers monitored the responses of 12 babies to being held or carried, and found that those who were held while walking were the most relaxed and soothed. Calming by maternal carrying, as well as crying during separation, are both built-in survival mechanisms for infants, study author Kumi Kuroda said. The small study appears in the journal Current Biology.

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