Little Girls Loves To Snuggle With Her Sweet Older Sister
Cailyn Finkel 2/22/2018
From the time she was a baby, Nowah loved to cuddle. She would snuggle with Mom and Dad in bed, with Grandma and Grandpa on the couch and with family friends whenever they came to visit.
So when her family welcomed a baby girl, her sister Indi, Nowah was thrilled to have another person to cuddle with. Unfortunately, Indi wasn't into the idea of snuggling as much as her big sister - but that all changed recently...
Even though cuddling may seem like a fun, but not exactly vital, activity, a study in the journal Biological Psychiatry covered in a Time Magazine article says otherwise. The scientists studied the effects of cuddling on premature babies.
What they discovered is that babies who were cuddled continuously (also known as kangaroo care) were "outperforming" the non-cuddled babies in a variety of ways when the scientists checked up on them years later. The cuddled children had better sleep patterns, healthier heart rates, and were able to deal with stress in a much more effective manner!
While Nowah had no way of knowing the benefits of cuddling, she did love the feeling of being close to her little sister. It's a special way for these two little cuties to bond and begin what hopefully will be a lifelong best friendship between sisters.
But for now, time after time, Indi would push her big sister away. Then something unusual happened! No one could believe it!