Begabungo says BooOOOo to the fear from falling!
Do we get born with certain fears?
Scientists have identified two types of fear. There are fears we are born with, and learned fears, resulting from the exposure towards certain traumatic experiences. The vast majority of fears are learned, but studies suggest that all mammals have only two basic, innate fears: fear of falling (not heights!) and fear of loud noises.
"Babies' brains and nerves grow rapidly in the first two years of life, but they are born with very immature nervous systems," says Dr. Brown, coauthor of Baby 411 (Windsor Peak Press). "This means that they cannot interpret or handle certain sensory input -- like loud noises or the feeling of falling."
As the infants get older, their frontal cortex becomes more and more developed, through life experiences gained, so it becomes easier to overcome certain childhood fears.
Scared vs. Happy Kid
Be sure that ultimately every kid will usually outgrow childhood fears! But the most important step for all parents is to understand where the fear is coming from and whether it’s based in reality or imagination.
Several studies conducted in order to understand the etiology of anxiety and mood disorders suggest a huge correlation between genetic predisposition and environmental influences particularly during the early childhood development and development of pathological anxiety.
On the other hand, fear is an adoptive behavioral mechanism - the right balance is needed!
We don’t want kids to be overly afraid or totally unafraid — we want them to be able to manage their fears.
Perfect reason why BEGABUNGO monster crawling set is a MUST HAVE in the first 18 months of age - if we help our children manage their basic fear from falling, with BEGABUNGO knee and bottom protection, their ability to acquire and manage learned fears would be greater!
Additionally, we will also be able to keep our fears that our baby will fall and hurt herself under control. Peeping sound when they hit the ground will keep our face calm and entertained and moreover, will keep our child protected from our irrational fears. Even if we do not directly communicate our fears to our child, the child may pick up on our emotional expressions and learn the fear from us.