Picking up our kids is instinctive and evolutionary. But have you noticed that how most of the moms tend to carry their little ones on their left hip?
According to a research, mothers hold their offspring to the left to spur the right brain into action. The reason for choosing the left over the right is because of one of the right brain’s primary functions.
Typically in charge of emotional signs and language, when the right brain has been engaged, and with a baby held to the left, mothers can better read and make sense of their babies’ actions, expressions, and sounds. It’s technical name is `lateralisation’ and it is something we have in common with not just apes, but other mammals too.
The report explains, “The position of an infant on the mother’s left side may optimize maternal monitoring by directing sensory information predominantly to the mother’s right hemisphere.“