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How to pick up and put down your baby
Who knew you'd need to watch a video on how to do this?
How to pick up your baby
One hand supports your baby's neck
The other supports your baby's bottom
Your baby's head is the heaviest part of his body
Neck muscles aren't strong enough to help hold it up
Spread your fingers wide to really support your baby's head and neck
How to put down your baby
Lean down as close as you can to the surface you're placing your baby on
Lay your baby down gently (duh!)
Use your arms, legs, and core – not your back
How to pass your baby to another person
Sit or stand near the person holding the baby
Put one hand behind your baby's neck and head, and the other under your baby's bottom
Don't let go until the other person is ready
Now you're an expert!
Enjoy those baby snuggles
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