The Benefits Of Putting The Baby’s Ears On The Father’s Chest?
good morning doctor, I want to ask, I have just been blessed with my second child, boy, I want to ask, what is the benefit of putting a child’s ear on his father’s chest or so that the child can listen to his father’s heartbeat, doctor, I’ve tried to do it indeed my child becomes so calm when listening to the heart in my chest,
Calming an agitated, crying baby takes technique and patience. Your involvement as a father in taking care of the baby will help you get better rest, the opportunity to do household duties and create an inner connection with your baby.
In particular, there has not been any scientific research (both in the fields of psychology and medicine) which states that there is a particular psychological effect of holding or placing a baby on the chest of a parent. What the baby may feel is the sensation of a heartbeat that is similar to the sound of the flow of blood vessels in the uterus when the baby is still carrying the mother. Babies need to undergo a gradual adaptation process, from a warm and sound-less situation in the womb to a more dynamic situation when they are born into the world.
You can practice some techniques to win a restless / crying baby as follows:
Swaddling babies with a special swaddling cloth / blanket / jacket. Make sure not to be too tight when stretching the baby's body.
Holding the baby with a hissing sound, which is thought to be similar to the sound of the flow of blood in the mother's womb. You can gently rock the baby while holding it.
Make sure the baby is drinking enough milk and that the diaper is dry.
Introduce a consistent sleep time pattern.
If the baby is often anxious to cry even though the four things above have been consistently applied, you may consult directly with the doctor to ensure the baby's health. Babies with certain medical conditions may become agitated because of pain or discomfort.
Read here on How to Effectively Soothe a Crying Baby.
That's the info we can share, hope it helps you.
Greetings healthy, Dr Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.