Why Does Infant Carying Soothe Babies when Other Things Fail?

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Every parent has had the experience of having to walk around carrying a crying baby to soothe him.   We have a lot of different ways to soothe a crying baby, but when all else fails, carrying often does the trick.  Why does carrying succeed when other strategies--including merely holding the baby--fail? Studying the process of infant soothing is extremely important because inconsolable babies are more susceptible to abusive treatment by parents.  Understanding the psychological or … [Read more...]


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