Why We Tend To Carry Babies on Our Left


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From the day we are born we entangle ourselves into many relationships but the most precious, everlasting and god gifted relationship is that with our mother. This purest form of love is a blessing for all the mammals but no one can figure out the exact reason behind it from time immemorial we have learnt that mothers nourish their child in their womb for 9 months, hence this is the ultimate reason why our relationship with our mother is the most strongest as this relation begins prior to all other relationships we develop in this world.

The way a mother loves her child is impeccable and the way she holds her child is also a bit mysterious. The scientists are keen to find out the reason behind why mothers always carry their baby in their left shoulder. The exact reasoning behind this phenomenon is yet to develop but if we study human behavior we can find that this activity is embedded in our evolution. Some researchers have claimed that there is this is directly related to our brains as it helps us to grasp the information and reaction that a baby gives and is process accordingly.

When a mother holds her baby in her arms, she does it with so much care and affection that no other place can be as safe for her baby than the mother’s shoulders. But, this biasness to cradle her baby on the left side is still not clear and thus has given a new agenda to the scientists for research.

Scientists from all over the world is researching on this topic and found this left side cradling biasness in many animals and have derived a conclusion that strengthens the relationship between the mother and her child as she can immediately respond to her child’s actions. Some authors say that left-side cradling of the baby is the best way for a mother to get connected with her child by responding to her child’s cry, laugh, yawns and many more. As holding the child on the left side helps all the responses of the child to be delivered in flick of seconds to the mother’s brain. In This way the bonding between the mother and child becomes strong and develops emotions.

Researches have proven that almost 70 to 85 per cent of women and girls have a tendency to hold the babies on the left shoulder.

New findings have suggested that sensory lateralization leads to the bonding between the mother and the child. During the research a study was carried out incorporating almost 10 species of the animal kingdom including walruses, orcas to kangaroos and it was discovered that all preferred in keeping the infants on their left shoulder.

Thus, whether we consider this phenomenon of keeping children to the left side as an evolution, preference or tendency, it does very much exists especially in women and henceforth nurtures this god gifted relationship between a mother and her child.

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