Enhanced Handling and Positioning in Early Infancy Advances Development Throughout the First Year
Child Development, 05/10/2012
Lobo MA et al. – Behaviors emerge, in part, from the interplay of infant abilities and caregiver–infant interactions. Cross–cultural and developmental studies suggest caregiver handling and positioning influence infant development. In this prospective, longitudinal study, the effects of 3 weeks of enhanced handling and positioning experiences provided to 14 infants versus control experiences provided to 14 infants at 2 months of age were assessed with follow–up through 15 months of age.