Learn why your baby feels at ease when being held and carried by you!
For many parents, it’s tough to decipher why babies have such a love for being held. But according to Psychology Today, it helps to calm babies down significantly when being carried by an adult.
Of course, that goes without saying that calming down a baby can be a tough task, but according to the in-depth reasoning determined by Kuroda and colleagues at RIKEN, it is really not that complicated.
“The calming response is mediated by the parasympathetic nervous system and a region of the brain called the cerebellum (Latin: little brain).”
The act of calming depends on the baby’s ability to sense their mother and keep track of the mother’s position. This is why babies stop moving and fidgeting when they are carried by their mothers.
Now, if your baby is having trouble still calming down — try the following 5 methods: