How to properly hold a newborn baby and take it in your arms
The question of how to properly keep a newborn child, arises in many young parents immediately after the birth of the baby.
Left for the first time alone with a fragile defenseless creation in the hospital, my mother embraces fear: how to take him in his arms without damaging the baby. Undoubtedly, the medical staff tells you how best to take and hold the baby, and also shift it from one hand to the other. However, they give only the basics of this wisdom, and many questions remain open. This article will describe the main provisions of the crumbs on the hands of an adult, that it is necessary to take into account how to lift the baby from the crib, as well as give useful advice and recommendations on this matter.
How to take a baby in your arms
In addition to how to properly keep a newborn, you need to know how to take it. It is important to adhere to the golden mean, without snatching the baby sharply, but also not to overdo it with caution. When you take the baby in your arms, you need to monitor the smoothness of your movements. It is necessary to take it with only two hands, holding the head and neck. In no case should the newborn be pulled by the handles, its weak joints are not designed for such a load. To take a baby lying on its back, one arm should be placed under his back so that the head and neck support the palm. The second hand while you need to keep the baby in the waist.When the baby lies on his stomach, one hand is brought under his chest, so that the index finger and thumb catch the neck and chin. The second hand should hold the baby by the tummy. You need to bend low to the baby, minimizing the distance between you, and then gently press it to yourself. Be sure to smile and talk with the child.
How to properly keep a newborn in a classic pose "cradle"
The head of the baby is located on the elbow of the adult. The baby is turned with the belly and lies entirely on the mother's arm. The head should be slightly thrown back. The second hand can be supported under the ass. This position is also convenient for breastfeeding. It is recommended to alternately change the hand on which the infant lies. This contributes to the harmonious development of the vision, brain, muscles and skeletal apparatus of the newborn.
How to keep a newborn with a bar
The child should be held under the shoulder blades, while holding the neck and head, and not under the buttocks. So the load is distributed throughout the body. And the second hand can support the buttocks. The baby at the same time is a tummy on the body, and his head is located on your shoulder. This posture is recommended after eating, so that the child will regurgitate "excess" air.
How to keep a newborn baby "on weight"
The child lies on the hands of an adult, with one hand supporting the back of the neck and the neck, and the other - the buttocks. The body of the baby should be slightly bent, and the head on the outstretched neck is directed forward. Feet and arms are free. In this position, it is necessary to change hands in order to avoid the one-sidedness of the baby. In this position it is easy to communicate with the baby, kiss him and whisper something tender in the ear. The child at the same time stops and seems to listen. This position is convenient up to three months. Then it is worth wearing the baby on the bent hand.