A Study Has Explained Why Holding A Baby While Standing Up Seems To Stop Them From Crying

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Sitting in a chair with his wailing baby, a dad tries everything to soothe his little one. Running out of ideas, he gets up from his seat, and, with that, the infant’s sobs turn into whimpers, then silence. The new father hasn’t gotten randomly lucky for once, either — a study has uncovered why babies seem to stop crying when they’re held by someone who’s standing up.