Kids don't need a lot of toys to be happy. What they need is you, mom and dad, and your touch. Your hug alone is a plain and easy way to offer touch therapy and its many benefits. There is no person who would not want a bear hug during their off days -- and it's the same for children so do it as often.
"Hugging is a gesture of affirmation, appreciation, and acknowledgment," says Letitia Ho, Ph.D., a developmental pediatrician. It offer health benefits, too, for newborns, and for new moms. Whether it's Kangaroo care, cuddles, kisses, and hugs, this simple act brings a wraparound of positive emotions. Watch above to learn more!
Special thanks to the parents who graciously shared their videos and photos for us to use!