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Friday, August 10, 2018

10 Reasons Why Your Should Hug Your Baby And Older Children Daily

A Hug A Day Makes Your Stress Go Away.

Hugs make you happy. It is warm and sweet and chases our daily stress away. You should practice giving one minute hugs everyday. Not a quick hug and let go but hug and then count for one minute and just enjoy the warm, wonderful feeling. Do this for every member of your family especially the baby. Baby and you will both benefit from this precious and joyful moment.

Here Are 10 Reasons Why Your Should Hug Your Baby And Older Children Daily

1. Children Grow Up Too Quickly

In the blink of an eye, your newborn is a toddler, then a preschooler, a primary school child, secondary school student and before you know it, they have left the nest so cherish every moment you have with them now.... with a one minute hug!

2. Hugs Promote Bonding

Hugs promote bonding. Any form of touch, in particularly hugs promote bonding. What better way to communicate with our babies and children than through hugs which promote bonding without even a need to say a single word. That is the power of a hug. Next time you feel like shouting at the baby or  kids, give them a hug instead.

3. Hugs Make Babies And Kids Feel Secure

"It's okay. Mummy is here." That's what you are saying when you give your baby and kids a hug. Hugs make babies and kids feel safe and secure. It gives them a sense of peace and security, a knowledge of knowing that you are close and always there to support them. In fact, it makes you feel secure too.

4. Hugs Help Your Baby Sleep Better

What better way to sleep than to be snuggled and patted to sleep. That's what babies love the most. Don't be in too much of a hurry to let them cry it out and learn to sleep on their own. They need you. You can't spoil a baby or child with too much love.

5. Hugs Are Calming

You have had a difficult day. You struggle with lack of sleep. Your baby or kid is acting up again. What do you do? Why not give them a hug. It will help calm you down and give you a minute to recollect and calm yourself down from the situation. Not only that, hugs work the other way around too. They calm the little person being hugged too.

6. Hugs Is A Way Of Expressing Love

Hugs is a universal way of expressing love. How do you feel when you are hugged? Do you feel tensed and annoyed or do you feel happy and loved? You will feel loved without a doubt and when you hug your loved one, you are telling them that you love them and they will feel it too.

7. Hugs Are Nurturing And Natural

Hugs are something instinctive and natural to us. We hug because we are nurturers. To "hold back a hug" because you are too angry or to "forget to hug" because you are too busy is not natural. Next time, you are angry or busy, stop what you are doing or the anger you are feeling by doing the one minute hug. Count up to 60 to hug for a minute.

8. Hugs Help You Relax

Hugs help you relax so give your kids a hug after a hard day's work. You will feel happy and relaxed immediately. They will feel happy to be hugged by you and look forward to that daily after work hug. So will you!

9. Hugs Reduces Anxiety

When sending your babies to babysitters or toddlers to daycare, a hug before you leave and a hug as soon as you see them again helps reduce their anxiety about being apart from you. It tells them that you will always be there for them and dispel their fears and separation anxieties.

10. Hugs Is About Giving And Receiving

When you hug you are giving and receiving at the same time. It is the same for the person being hugged and hugging you back. The act of hugging is like a gift. You give a little piece of  yourself and your warmth to the little person you are hugging and you receive a gift in return. A gift of warmth as the person welcomes you into their arms and hugs you back. Hugs makes you both feel closer.


  1. That's a great post. Will do more hugs. And yes kids grow up so quickly.thanks


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