This is How to Hold a Newborn Baby

This is How to Hold a Newborn Baby

Having a baby is an exciting thing. But for new parents, there are some things that are often confusing, such as how to hold a newborn baby. Learn various ways to hold a newborn baby so that the baby feels comfortable.

Carrying a newborn baby must be done carefully. This is because the baby's body is still fragile. A variety of ways to hold a newborn baby give mothers and fathers the opportunity to make skin contact (skin to skin contact) with babies, or to make babies belch.

Strengthen Bonds with Babies

Carrying a baby can be one way to strengthen the bond between parents and babies. When carrying a newborn baby, it is important to always support the head and neck. This is because the new baby's neck is strong enough at 1-2 months of age, where he has begun to be able to lift his head when he is on his stomach.

There are several ways to hold a newborn baby, namely:

    This is the most common way to hold a newborn baby. First, take the baby who is lying down and place one of your arms under the neck and head. Meanwhile, one other hand is in the buttocks.
    Lift the baby and adjust the baby's position until he feels comfortable. The head and neck should be on the inner arm or fold of the arm when carried. Do the swinging motion slowly. This is the most appropriate position to look at each other with babies.
    Carrying while hugging.
    Generally this is done after the baby has finished feeding. Use one hand to lift the baby's head and neck, then the other hand is used to support the buttocks. Position the baby vertically parallel to the direction of your body.
    In this position, you can also place the baby on the chest or shoulder. Babies can feel comfortable listening to the heartbeat of their parents. Remember to pay attention to your head and neck, and make sure your nose isn't closed.
    Carrying the baby on his stomach
    How to hold this type of baby is very appropriate when the baby is fussy. The position of the baby is prone, while the head and neck are on one of the inner arms and the tip of your hand supports the baby's legs. Make sure the baby's face is not closed.
    In this position, you can freely rub or pat the baby's back with the other hand. This position is also good for removing wind from the baby's stomach (belching) so that the baby feels comfortable.
    Carrying for suckling
    The way is the same as a baby pet movement. Try one mother's hand to hold the baby's buttocks. Then bring the baby to the breast to suckle. You can use a pillow or other support to support your body.

Avoid Shaking Babies

When carrying a baby, avoid shaking his body. Shaking the baby excessively can cause brain bleeding, even leading to death. This is known as the shaken baby syndrome (SBS). Besides shaking, other actions such as throwing and dropping a baby's body can also cause this condition.

This shocked baby syndrome can occur up to 5 years old children, but newborns aged 6-8 weeks are the most at risk. Certain conditions also increase the risk of SBS, in infants with special needs or have certain conditions, such as colic.

Ignorance of a parent or caregiver often causes injury to the baby because it is too tightly shaken. Swinging or lifting a baby in normal interactions is not dangerous, it's just that you don't shake the baby under any circumstances.

How to hold a newborn baby must really be considered. But, avoid doubt or excessive worry, because it can make the baby uncomfortable. Enjoy when carrying a baby, while looking at every move and behavior

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