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”

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?”