by natalie and reinalee

cradle hold

The cradle hold is when you put the head in the crook of one of your arms and wrap your other arm around the baby or hold the original arm with the second arm. This is a great position for talking to baby or looking at them. Many babies sleep very well in this position. It's also a good beginners position, particularly for younger kids or siblings.

the belly hold.

This is a great position for gassy babies! Lay baby chest down over one of your forearms. Use your other arm to lay across baby's back to hold them securely. You can also do this across your lap or use it for burping.