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New Japanese study reveals the best way to put a crying baby to sleep

  • Researchers from the Riken Research Institute in Japan tested the effects of four different actions on 21 crying infants aged 7 months and younger.
  • Their study, which was published in peer-reviewed journal Current Biology on Tuesday, had the babies’ mothers carry them while walking, sit while holding them, rock them in a stroller and put them to bed.
  • The researchers’ findings suggest that the best way to put crying babies to sleep is by walking with them for at least five minutes with no sudden movements, sitting and holding them for another eight minutes and then placing them gently into bed. 

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Biology on Tuesday has revealed the best way to put a crying baby to sleep.

The study, which was led by researchers from the Riken Research Institute in Japan, analyzed 21 babies aged 7 months or younger.

Chinese Actress Faces Backlash After Allegedly Hiring 2 Women to Have Her Babies Then Abandoning Them

Zheng Shuang

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang is facing massive backlash after being accused by her former partner, producer Zhang Heng, of abandoning their two children born to U.S.-based surrogate mothers. 

An international scandal: In a 2019 audio recording that emerged on Monday, Heng said Shuang decided to abandon the children before they were even born following the end of their relationship, South China Morning Post reports.

Japanese Moms Who Stay Thin During Pregnancy Cause Kidney Problems in Babies, Study Finds

The Japanese are considered to be among the healthiest in the world, but kidney failure caused by hypertension or high blood pressure has been a major concern for many people in Japan.

According to researchers, low birth weight babies caused by pregnant Japanese women trying to stay thin may have to do with the country’s kidney problems.

Japanese Airline Researches How to Stop Babies From Crying During Flights

A Japanese airline recently conducted a research study in an effort to help prevent infants and toddlers from crying aboard planes.

All Nippon Airways carried out the airborne research with firms NTT Corp., Toray Industries Inc., and Combi Corp. during a charter flight on Sunday. The plane flew from Tokyo to Miyazaki Airport and then back again to Tokyo for the duration of the study.

Chinese Scientists Discover Why Zika Virus Causes Babies to Have Small Heads

A team of scientists, led by Cheng-Feng Qin of the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology in China, may have just discovered why the Zika virus (ZIKV) causes microcephaly in babies, as presented in the study published in Science Magazine on Sept. 28.

Microcephaly, a birth defect in babies where an infant’s head is smaller than is expected, is one of the serious side effects of the Zika virus. It can lead to severe developmental problems due to the underdeveloped brains of babies.