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There’s a reason why your baby STOPS crying when you stand up and starts again when you sit down…

It’s a phenomena ALL mums have experienced! Babies stop crying when you’re least comfortable, a.k.a. standing up and not comfortably sat on the sofa.

But why is this?

Well, finally experts have discovered the reason why –  it’s evolutionary! Here’s how…

There’s a reason why your baby STOPS crying when you stand up and starts again when you sit down…

Why babies STOP crying when you stand up

It turns out STANDING up to calm a baby is instinctual, researchers have found. Getting on your feet to rock them and sway them helps soothe them.

This has to do with feeling safe and secure – as when a person is holding you and is standing up, they’re able to run away from predators in the wild!

A study published in Current Biology found that infants under six months of age immediately stopped crying and their heart rate decreased when they were carried by a walking mother compared to those who were held by sitting mums.

There’s a reason why your baby STOPS crying when you stand up and starts again when you sit down…

The study authors say, “Infant calming response to maternal carrying is a coordinated set of central, motor, and cardiac regulations and is a conserved component of mammalian mother-infant interactions.

“Heart rate variability analyses revealed that heart rate decrease was significantly higher during carrying than during holding.

“This data suggest that infants were more relaxed during carrying than during holding, not only behaviourally but also physiologically.”

Interestingly, this behaviour can be observed in other mammal mothers, who use this method to calm their baby this way as well!

There’s a reason why your baby STOPS crying when you stand up and starts again when you sit down…

“We identified strikingly similar responses in mouse pups as defined by immobility and diminished ultrasonic vocalisations and heart rate,” read the study notes.

“The calming responses may increase the survival probability of the infant in cases of emergency escape by the mother-infant dyad and ultimately work to support the mother-infant relationship.

“Conservation of this calming response in altricial mammalian species supports the adaptive value of this behaviour in mother-infant relationship and, as a consequence, infant survival.”

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