The correct holding method for newborns

The correct holding method for newborns

Jul 13, 2021XieYifang

1. Hold your baby's head

Newborn babies have large heads and small bodies, with immature neck muscles and no strength to support the weight of the entire head. So when holding your child, be sure to hold his head to avoid hurting his neck. In addition, when the parents hold, they can hold the baby tighter, which can enhance the baby's sense of security.

The correct holding method for newborns

2. Don't hold it upright

When holding the baby upright, the weight of the baby's head will all be placed on the cervical spine. A newborn’s head occupies 1/4 of the total body length, and the cervical spine is not enough to support the entire head, so it will hurt the baby’s spine. These damages were not easy to find at the time, but they may affect the child's future growth and development. Therefore, when the baby is 1-2 months old and the neck muscles are not fully developed, parents should prevent this incorrect holding posture.

3. Communicate with your baby more

When holding your child, talk to him and look gentle. This kind of emotional communication can make the baby's vision wider and more stimulated by the surrounding environment, which is of great benefit to the child's brain development, mental development and physical development.

4. Keep the baby close to the left chest

Because the fetus is accustomed to hearing the mother's heartbeat in the mother's body, when he hears such a familiar voice again after birth, he will have a sense of intimacy, and it will be easier to adapt to this situation, so as to calm down his emotions.

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