Unlike other species a human baby is born without the muscular strength to walk or even support its own head. It is designed to be constantly held so the idea that a baby can be spoilt by being held too much is a modern myth. In turn your hips are the perfect seat and your arms are designed to hold a baby. Both parent and baby are designed to keep the baby close. A baby feels safe and cared for whilst being held and this constant care and connection gives them the foundation to grow emotionally.