WHY IS A BABY’S SENSE OF TOUCH SO IMPORTANT? Archive HOME > WHY IS A BABY’S SENSE OF TOUCH SO IMPORTANT?

The tactile system (or sense of touch) is one of the earliest to develop, and is also the largest sensory system. It comprises various receptors which allow us to feel light touch, deep pressure, texture, pain, and temperature. Its main function early in life is a protective one – allowing infants to feel pain or discomfort, for […]