A new study concluded that babies that resemble their fathers are more likely to spend time with fathers and be healthier when they reach their first anniversary. But why? Here’s what the specialists say!
Why are babies healthier with their fathers healthier?
The study has implications for the role of time spent with fathers in improving the health of the child. But what does a child look like? Are not all nice? They are, but some children have an edge when it comes to attracting attention and health benefits, especially if they resemble their fathers.
The findings, published in the Journal of Health Economics, suggest that infants who resemble their fathers at birth spend more time with them and are healthier a year later, making it clear that the likeness of children and fathers makes the latter spend more time engaged in positive education and caring.
Dads have an important role in raising the child, a role that plays in the health of the little one in an important way. Those fathers who perceive the likeness of the child with them are more certain that their child is unconscious, which is why they spend more time with the little one.
The findings were based on an analysis of data from 715 families where children live only with their mothers.
The study has implications for the role of time spent with fathers when it comes to improving children’s health, especially in fragile families. It is believed that children’s health indicators improve when the child looks like a father. The main explanation is that frequent father visits create the perfect space for parental care and supervision. Researchers said the study supports policies to encourage non-resident parents to engage in positive parenting to improve early health.