|Parents of young babies and infants need to make sure that they are frequently hugging, kissing and talking to their offspring in order to aid development, the New South Wales (NSW) has said.
A guide published by Families NSW highlights the fact that babies who are rarely spoken to or receive little physical affection are more likely to experience developmental problems.
This is thought to be because babies who are not stimulated or encouraged to learn about their environment may not have the opportunity to completely develop the brain connections needed to learn, the Sunday Morning Herald reports.
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