Science Reveals the More you Hug Your Kids – The Smarter They Get

If you are hugging your kids all the time, don not worry, you won’t spoil them. Actually, hugging is very important for their development.

The latest research reveals that physical affection during a baby’s development period is very important. The more you hug your child, the smarter they get when grow up.

According to a recent study done at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the more you hug your child, the more their brains grow. The researchers included 125 babies in their survey, both premature and full-term, and watched how they react when being physically touched. The results showed that premature babies responded to affection less than full-term babies. They also revealed that babies exposed to more affection by parents or hospital staff showed stronger brain response.

“Making sure that preterm babies receive positive, supportive touch such as skin-to-skin care by parents is essential to help their brains respond to gentle touch in ways similar to those of babies who experienced an entire pregnancy inside their mother’s womb,” says one of the researchers, Dr. Nathalie Maitre.

Basically, hugging makes a big difference in baby’s brain development. So, cuddle and hug your babies as much as you can!

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