|This Grandpa has the idea! Cuddling for the newborn has scientifically proven benefits!|
It makes sense if you think about it. Babies and children who are cuddled have a more secure relationship with their caregivers. This makes them more confident to try new things and have positive social emotional relationships with others in their life. How does this help your child physically? Perhaps it means they are better able to separate with you during drop off at childcare. Perhaps it means they are more willing to try something scary to them, like try to ride a tricycle for the first time.
And consider your benefit!: You get to hold that squishy, perfect beauty of a baby in your arms for as long as you like. It doesn't get much better than that.
Today's homework: Cuddle those little people in your life like you will never have the chance again.