American babies are less cuddly than Dutch ones

February 2, 2015 12:50 PM

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American babies are less cuddly than Dutch ones

It seems cultural differences are visible at a very early age: less than one year old, to be precise. A new study has found that Dutch babies laugh and smile more than US infants, and they cuddle more, too, per a Washington State University post at Eureka Alert.

American babies do, however, have the Dutch beat when it comes to being noisy, researchers say. They were found to be more vocal and active than those in the Netherlands; they also showed more fear, sadness, and frustration, while Dutch babies were easier to calm down.

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