Baby colic and cry

Let’s start from the basics: babies cry. It’s their (only) way to communicate. The evening crying of infants is usually associated with colic. In a paper of 1954 Dr. Wessel defined “colic” the crying of babies with the 3-rule: for more then 3 hours, for more then 3 days a week, for more then 3Continue reading “Baby colic and cry”

What do scientists and science communicators do?

Among other things, I am a scientist. Usually people say to me:” Ok, but what do you actually do?” So, the real question is: what does a scientist do? Scientists are basically curious people, interested in the wonders of the world, who want to crack the secrets of nature. To do so they (we) applyContinue reading “What do scientists and science communicators do?”

Why babies calm down if carried by their mothers?

In 2013 Esposito and collaborators published a paper, when for the first time, scientists demonstrate that the babies calming response to carrying is an evolutionary trait of mother-child relationship. They demonstrate that infants under 6 months of age, when carried by a walking mother, immediately stopped crying and show a rapid heart rate decrease. AContinue reading “Why babies calm down if carried by their mothers?”