Hug me, mum!
Not only are hugs good for children's brain development and physical growth, but they also support emotional development. Nothing soothes the cries of a child with a skinned knee more quickly than a warm hug from an adult who loves them.
Unlike other forms of touch, hugging sends a clear subconscious message to babies. A hug physically conveys warmth and security, and let the baby know they’re being loved and cared for.