A mother’s instinct is an amazing thing. It’s one of the most primitive, basic instincts we have—something that’s lasted for millions of years.
One part of this instinct is the way mothers hold their babies—70-85% of all women carry their babies on their left hip. But why?
You might think it has something to do with keeping the dominant hand free, but it’s actually related to keeping them safe, according to a study in the Journal of Nature Ecology and Evolution.
The right side of your brain controls the left side of your body. Because your right brain deals with your emotional intelligence, scooping your baby on your left side means you’re emotionally in tune with them, whether they’re happy, sick or scared.
The next time you hold a baby on your left side, know that you’re emotionally connected to their needs and feelings!