London, Jan 7: Parents should carry their toddlers upright instead of carrying them around in prams, as it aids their development, a new book has claimed.
Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist, said that kids could benefit from basic parenting methods that have been discarded in the west but are still prevalent in the more traditional societies around the world.
In his new book, 'The World Until Yesterday,' he argued that readopting traditional child-raising ways could help parents raise kids with good qualities like confidence and curiosity.
He said that a huge variety of different methods had already been tested by natural experiments: different societies were raising their kids differently for a long time, but the results were there to be seen.
Diamond added that carrying the child upright and facing forward could result in a more self-assured child, the Telegraph reported.
Techniques like quickly comforting a crying baby, allowing them to sleep with their parents, having a lot of physical contact with them could help their development, he said. (ANI)