Carrying position influences infant behavior

Tiffany M Field, Julie Malphurs, Kirsten Carraway, Martha Pelaez-Nogueras

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Abstract

Three-month-old infants were carried by their mothers in a soft infant carrier designed for infants being faced inward or faced outward. A within subjects comparison of these two positions revealed that when the infants were carried facing-in, they spent significantly more time sleeping and were rarely actively awake and looking at the environment. In contrast, the infants were more active in the facing-out position including more time moving their arms, head turning, kicking and looking at their environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Volume121
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

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  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
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Carrying position influences infant behavior. / Field, Tiffany M; Malphurs, Julie; Carraway, Kirsten; Pelaez-Nogueras, Martha.

In: Early Child Development and Care, Vol. 121, No. 1, 01.12.1996, p. 49-54.

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Field, Tiffany M ; Malphurs, Julie ; Carraway, Kirsten ; Pelaez-Nogueras, Martha. / Carrying position influences infant behavior. In: Early Child Development and Care. 1996 ; Vol. 121, No. 1. pp. 49-54.
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