Parental Touch

Did you know that each parent has his or her own way of touching?
 
Research has shown that when mothers touch babies, they are usually soothing and calming. Moms most often touch gently – they stroke softly, rock slowly, and hold their babies tenderly. Fathers, on the other hand, tend to engage in more physical forms of touch – they bounce babies on their knees, hold them playfully in the air, or roll around on the floor with them.
 
Your baby benefits from these two different styles of touch. Together they contribute to your infant's healthy development.