Touch is one of our 5 senses and it plays an important role in our daily lives.
DID YOU KNOW: Touch plays a LARGE part in how respond to others.
In the experiment (Feldman et al., 2010; Field, 2007) premature babies went through a special type of care called ” Kangaroo Care”. This process involved mothers holding their infants close to their skin for only one hour a day over a course of two weeks.
Compared to the babies who were kept in incubators, the “Kangaroo Care” infants had stronger physiological and cognitive development, slept better, and had lower stress levels. In addition, the bonding over the course of 2 weeks decreased the anxiety in the infant.