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Doctor-Recommended Positions For Carrying Your Newborns

2013-02-22 17:16:00 +0530

Did you know that some ways of carrying babies could actually help you bond with your newborn? Here's what the doctor recommends

Most new parents are petrified of holding their babies wrong. Relax, babies are tougher and far more resilient than they look. But since their muscles and bones are still developing, holding them the right way is important. Here are a few simple doctor-recommended techniques of holding your baby the right way.

Kidney bean position:

Named so because your baby looks like a kidney bean when held in this way. Experts claim this is often the position a baby takes in the womb.
Let her rest on your forearms and with the other hand support her bottom. Make sure you support her back along with his neck. This is the best position to hold the baby in until she is a couple of months old.

Hip carry position:

This position is apt for babies with enough strength in their necks to support their head by themselves. Place the baby's hip on your hipbone and wrap your arm around her body.

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The kidney-bean position is most comfortable for infants because it's the position they take in the womb

Burp position:

Rest your baby's head on your shoulder, her hands should fall on your back. Place your arm under her bottom for support. Let your baby be in this position for at least 15 minutes after feeding.

Chair position:

Make the baby sit on your arms, facing outwards, like in a chair. Let her rest on your chest for support. Make sure not to try this position if she hasn't managed to sit by herself.




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Doctor-Recommended Positions For Carrying Your Newborns

2013-02-22 17:16:00 +0530

Did you know that some ways of carrying babies could actually help you bond with your newborn? Here's what the doctor recommends

Most new parents are petrified of holding their babies wrong. Relax, babies are tougher and far more resilient than they look. But since their muscles and bones are still developing, holding them the right way is important. Here are a few simple doctor-recommended techniques of holding your baby the right way.

Kidney bean position:

Named so because your baby looks like a kidney bean when held in this way. Experts claim this is often the position a baby takes in the womb.
Let her rest on your forearms and with the other hand support her bottom. Make sure you support her back along with his neck. This is the best position to hold the baby in until she is a couple of months old.

Hip carry position:

This position is apt for babies with enough strength in their necks to support their head by themselves. Place the baby's hip on your hipbone and wrap your arm around her body.

Ywt orig 0156

iStockphoto/Thinkstock

The kidney-bean position is most comfortable for infants because it's the position they take in the womb

Burp position:

Rest your baby's head on your shoulder, her hands should fall on your back. Place your arm under her bottom for support. Let your baby be in this position for at least 15 minutes after feeding.

Chair position:

Make the baby sit on your arms, facing outwards, like in a chair. Let her rest on your chest for support. Make sure not to try this position if she hasn't managed to sit by herself.


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Doctor-Recommended Positions For Carrying Your Newborns

2013-02-22 17:16:00 +0530

Did you know that some ways of carrying babies could actually help you bond with your newborn? Here's what the doctor recommends

Most new parents are petrified of holding their babies wrong. Relax, babies are tougher and far more resilient than they look. But since their muscles and bones are still developing, holding them the right way is important. Here are a few simple doctor-recommended techniques of holding your baby the right way.

Kidney bean position:

Named so because your baby looks like a kidney bean when held in this way. Experts claim this is often the position a baby takes in the womb.
Let her rest on your forearms and with the other hand support her bottom. Make sure you support her back along with his neck. This is the best position to hold the baby in until she is a couple of months old.

Hip carry position:

This position is apt for babies with enough strength in their necks to support their head by themselves. Place the baby's hip on your hipbone and wrap your arm around her body.

Ywt orig 0156

iStockphoto/Thinkstock

The kidney-bean position is most comfortable for infants because it's the position they take in the womb

Burp position:

Rest your baby's head on your shoulder, her hands should fall on your back. Place your arm under her bottom for support. Let your baby be in this position for at least 15 minutes after feeding.

Chair position:

Make the baby sit on your arms, facing outwards, like in a chair. Let her rest on your chest for support. Make sure not to try this position if she hasn't managed to sit by herself.