First, pay attention to holding the baby’s head
Newborn babies have large heads and small bodies, immature neck muscles and no strength to support the weight of the whole head. So when holding the baby, you must hold his head so as not to hurt his strength. When holding, you can hold the baby a little tighter, which can enhance the baby’s sense of security.
Second, don’t hug upright
When the baby is held upright, the weight of the baby’s head will all press on the cervical spine. The newborn’s head accounts for 1/4 of the total length of the body, and the cervical vertebra is not enough to support the whole head, which will injure the baby’s spine. These injuries were not easy to detect at that time, but may affect the future growth and development of children. Therefore, in the baby in 1 – 2 months, the neck muscle has not yet fully developed, we must prevent this incorrect holding posture.
Third, communicate more with babies
When holding the baby, talk to him and have a gentle eye contact. This kind of emotional communication can make the baby’s vision wider, stimulated by the surrounding environment more, and has great benefits for the child’s brain development, mental development and physical growth.
Fourth, let the baby cling to the left chest
Because the fetus is accustomed to hearing the mother’s heart beat in the mother’s body, let him hear such familiar voice again after birth will produce a sense of intimacy, but also easier to adapt to this situation, so as to calm down the mood. So when holding a baby, put his head close to the heart on the left so that he can hear the rhythm of adult heartbeat, which will make him feel safe. Experiments have been done abroad: when babies cry, their parents hold them in their arms, one group of babies gently pat them with their hands, and the other group of babies hold them close to their left chest so that they can listen to their parents’hearts. It was found that the latter group was more likely to be quiet than the former group.