Handling A Baby With Care

Corbin, Kelly, and Steven

Handling A Baby With Care

  • Babies are very fragile, especially newborns.
  • Make sure to take special care when holding him/her: Wash your hands or put on hand sanitizer before touching him/her.
  • The baby should be held, usually in a cradling fashion, with support for their head in the crook of your arm.
  • For newborns, it is better to sit while holding him/her than stand and risk an accident.
  • His/her neck muscles and head control should be strong and steady by 6 months.
  • When holding a baby upside down, you can cause brain damage.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Is it safe to pick up a baby by their arms

A) No.

Q) If you don't handle them correctly, what can happen?
A) They can get injured

Q) Is it dangerous to hold a baby upside down?
A) Yes. It can cause brain damage

Q) How old until you can casually hold your baby?

A) When they are about 6 months old, you can stop holding them so carefully

Q) Can you hold a baby too much?

A) No, research shows that babies whose needs are met quickly as infants actually become more secure, confident, and less whiny as children.

Q) How do you tell people to hold your baby right?
A) Tell them to hold them with its head supported, and make sure they don't move in your arms.

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