Science Proves You Can’t Hold Your Baby Too Much

Will this change anything for you?

There are so many rules out there when it comes to taking care of babies. We are told things right from the moment the pregnnay test turns positive. There are right and wrong ways to do everything from diapering to feeding and everything that’s in between. Science proves that there are safety precautions we all need to follow to ensure our precious babe is safe. But, when it comes to more of the personal idea type things, the science isn’t as honed down. We rely on our instincts to tell us what to do in these situations and advice from others.

Older generations had their own idea of how best to care for a child. Often rooted in their own experience and sometimes based on superstition. The advice from our grandparent, and in some cases our own parents, has to be taken with a grain of salt.. There have been many advances in terms of how to care fro a child. And devices have been made it easier to figure some of those logistics out.

One of those things we can hear conflicting advice on is how often to pick up your baby. When they’re little, there is not a whole lot of ways they can communicate. And when they cry, picking them up seems the best step.

But, are we spoiling our babies by doing this? Science proves once and for all the answer to this often sought out questions.

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the Managing Editor of Moms and she's has an odd obsession with useless movie and TV trivia. She's one of the weird ones that reads IMDb trivia instead of watching the movie. When she's not at work you can hear her answering the question "why" twenty-billion times thanks to her four kids. Got something to say? Send me an email at

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