9 months in, 9 months out

Pregnancy is also known as endogestation (endo, from Latin, means “inside”), and as we all know, it lasts 9 months, or to be more accurate 266 days, counting from conception to birth. What maybe some of you don’t know is that there are other 266 days important for the development of children. This period isContinue reading “9 months in, 9 months out”

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?”