Corpus ID: 9690636

Reducing crying and irritability in neonates using a continuously controlled early environment.

@article{Gatts1995ReducingCA,
  title={Reducing crying and irritability in neonates using a continuously controlled early environment.},
  author={J. D. Gatts and S. Fernbach and D. Wallace and T. S. Singra},
  journal={Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          215-21
        }
}
A mother's "holding" environment has been shown to be effective in reducing infant crying and irritability. When mothers hold or cuddle their infants they create a microenvironment with stimuli similar to those of the intrauterine environment. Several of these same stimuli were incorporated into a cradle designed to provide a similar "holding" environment for the infant when the mother was not there. Ninety healthy term newborn infants were randomized to an experimental (n = 45) or control… Expand