Parenting involves face numerous obstacles during the first weeks of life for the shoot. The most obvious and sound, their cry: babies are tiny bugs capable of producing tons of tears during their first days of life (to what Nihilist Memes would respond: normal). The issue is that, as any parent will have noted, not all babies cry during the same time or equal.
So science has spent years researching the issue. If you are concerned about the human being of a foot, is concerned about the Lord synchronize regressions and experiments in his laboratory. And given the thirty studies related to habits of cries of babies around the world, a group of researchers from the University of Warwick, England, them has collected all, have taken samples of 8,000 kids and has crossed them.
Result: the first lloricas in the world ranking. By age and, more importantly, by countries.
As always, the Nordic win
Yes, gone are friends, the eternal disputes between neighbors by elucidate what country produces more tears per square meter. Science has already answered us.
And the result is always: win the Nordic. Based on the sample, Danish babies are those who least weep during their first 12 weeks of life. The order of the countries is not homogeneous in each age bracket (the researchers have had to well separated children studied on the basis of his young age), but in general the conclusion is glaring: Denmark is the country that consistently less crying.
A tail? This is where the fun part comes: United Kingdom. Apparently, the babies of the Islands are those who weep more at almost all ages, rather than a Spanish with a mild sense of humor will be already related to Gibraltar. But no, this is not a territorial issue: according to the authors of the study, it is virtually impossible to know by which noses some babies cry more than others depending on their geographic location.
For example, an attractive theory might point out that while in Anglo-Saxon societies the competitiveness among parents is high and labor casualties are much less generous than in their Nordic neighbors, in Scandinavian societies both mothers and parents tend to spend more time with their offspring thanks to their generous permission of paternity. Here all other factors in which Denmark & friends always win could include: inequality, health, general well-being, etc.
Is theory set? As the researchers explain: no. If we look a little more to the South, but not too much, we come to the Netherlands, where babies tend to be placed between the more lloricas of those tested, but whose levels of life, well-being, social status and parenting approach coincides largely with the Danes, Swedes and Norwegians. In essence, we don’t have no idea what the differences are.
The key? Leave that they calm down alone, perhaps
A somewhat-less-topical theory about the unusual silence of Danish babies is the attitude of their parents: instead of rushing to catch the creature and trying to calm her down, leave the shoot is relieved and dries the tears alone (something to share with the French, although not analysed: another humor-hungry Spanish suggest here that they would probably break all records of weeping). The result is that small, when you have no real need to mourn, to do so alone.
But in the end, is a complex world. We can put minutes on the issue: while the Danes cry just 89 minutes a day between five and six weeks of life, Canadians will be over 150 minutes. The Germans are especially secretive two weeks prior (69 minutes against media 117) and the Japanese are also placed in the modest part of the table (107 minutes against the average of 133).
Age pattern is clear: children cry and weep between 0 and 6 weeks, and do not do it so often since then.
The reason? You go through the threshold of the “infant colic”, strong cries of children in their first days of life. Despite several investigations, is still a relative mystery what are cramps and why provoke attacks of crying that cause. At the moment we have only discovered who have less tend to fall into them are the Danes. Now it only remains to find out what is behind.