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Can I hold my baby too much?

April 30, 2021

Holding Your Baby

Some may say you are spoiling your baby if you hold them too much.  However, babies need to be held.  Studies show that kangaroo care (where the baby is in just a diaper and put on mom or dad’s bear chest) regulates the baby’s heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature.  It is important for brain development.  The baby is completely dependent on you to take care of all of their needs.  By holding and cuddling them you are actually making them feel secure and creating a healthy bond.  You cannot hold your baby too much.  Enjoy this time.  It really does go by fast.

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