Infants under 6 months of age carried by a walking mother immediately stopped voluntary movement and crying and exhibited a rapid heart rate decrease, compared with holding by a sitting mothers. The other big thing is that babies love movement. They like being able to see and experience knew things. If you are just sitting the baby gets bored of seeing the same thing and the mother and baby hearts and breathing are not in rythme therefore not in synch.
- Babies like when you stand up because they are needy and don’t like their cribs.
- Standing up elicits the calming response which will make them stop crying and act better overall
- Survival is higher in infants who’s mothers stand up when they cry.
“The whole thing has to do with evolution, say the authors of a 2013 study in published in Current Biology. Basically, you’ve got to think of the earliest years of homo sapiens – you know, hanging out in the wild with all kinds of predators ready to grab us and turn us into dinner.”