Does nothing but good...

Mommy's (or Daddy's) arms are baby's home. Baby knows instinctively this is safe, it's needs are met. You are not creating bad habits in baby, because he/she is already hardwired to want/need this. Baby's primitive understanding of the world knows that being held is it's safest bet for survival. You cannot spoil a baby, being held and responding to needs quickly communicates to baby that his/her caregiver can be trusted and bonding occurs.

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