A new study says: The more you embrace your children, the smarter they become
Are you the kind of parent that always embrace their children? If the answer is yes, then don't stop doing what you are doing.
According to a new study, physical affection during the baby's developmental period is more important than we thought.
The more you embrace your baby, the more his brain grows, according to a recent survey conducted at the Nationwide Hospital in Ohio, United States.
Around 125 infants, including some premature babies, were included in the study, which examined how they reacted when touched.
The results showed that premature babies responded less to physical affection than infants who were not prematurely born. What was also discovered was that babies who were more exposed to contact with parents or hospital staff showed stronger brain responses.
According to researcher Dr. Nathalie Maitre, the latest discovery tells us something as simple as body contact or baby shaking in the arms can make a big difference in how their brain develops.
"Making sure newborn babies get a positive and supportive touch like skin contact to the skin by parents is vital to help their brain respond to gentle touch in ways similar to those of babies who have experienced their pregnancy in their mother's womb," Maitre said.
In fact, affection is vital to brain development. So embrace and curl up with your babies as much as possible - and do not forget to share this research to show everyone how important it is to love and show love to our children!