Mothers throughout history have always known and research now shows, that babies are the happiest, healthiest and smartest, if they are kept in close contact with their mothers or another family member most of the time. Asleep or awake, happy or sad, babies like to feel and smell your warm embrace.
Research shows babies grow faster and learn about their world more readily when they are up on mother`s level. There`s more for the baby to see, when he is with you, while you go about your daily business than when lying flat in a crib or carriage. Babies cry much less and expend less energy that way. Many newborns sleep more deeply when held against your body.
When you cuddle your baby he/she learns to trust their world and other human beings, and feel `right` inside. These early feelings of love, security and respect will become patterned in your child`s mind and will be what he/she looks for when ready to form adult relationships. It all starts with you!