How to hold your baby

Your newborn may feel fragile and delicate, but don’t be afraid to touch him. In fact, studies show that babies who are held for longer, thrive better and cry less. Because your newborn’s neck muscles are not yet developed, you will need to support his head whenever you pick him up. You should also support his head against your shoulder or in your opposite hand, as you carry him.

Some parents find that a sling or baby carrier gives them an extra sense of security when carrying their newborn babies. And your baby will love it too!