There are many people who feel that holding a newborn baby is too scary because they believe that the baby is too fragile. In some ways, this is an accurate assumption because babies are indeed quite fragile in many ways, but they are also stronger than people imagine.
How should you hold a baby?
While holding a baby is not something that should be complicated, you need to consider two main things. The first one is that babies have no strength to hold their own head for the first few weeks of life.
The most important thing to do is to support the head at all times when you are holding the baby, so make sure that you place one hand on the back of the baby’s head and the other hand should support the lower back of the baby.
If you are planning to hold the baby against your body, make sure that the baby’s head is turned to the side so that there will be nothing obstructing their mouth and nose. Also, be careful when you give the baby over to someone else. The head and the lower back should always be supported.
This is very important when you are picking the baby up and their head should never be left unsupported because this could cause injury to their neck and spine.
Be confident when holding your baby
One of the first things that you need to do when you hold a baby is to get rid of those fears that make you feel nervous when you think of holding a newborn. Most new parents have never even held a child before they hold their own child, but this is going to feel incredibly natural once you find yourself in that situation.