A parent\’s warm embrace is better than the most comfortable cradle in the world, but holding a baby may seem easy, but it is actually a big problem for new parents. During this period, the baby\’s body is very soft, and parents may injure the baby if they hold it in the wrong posture or use the wrong force. Therefore, parents should master the correct posture of holding their baby. I vaguely remember the first time I hugged my daughter. Seeing her soft little body made me at a loss. I was nervous but didn’t know how to comfort her, for fear of hurting her because of my unfamiliar movements. I went to my best friend\’s house yesterday. It had just been 20 days since she gave birth. When she held the baby, I was so nervous for him. The baby has only been out of the mother\’s womb for 20 days, and its body is \”a complete mess\”. How could she just pick it up by its armpits? Isn\’t she afraid of pinching the baby\’s neck or hurting the baby\’s spine? How to hold your baby is really a big problem for you as a first-time mother, because the baby\’s holding position is very particular. Wrong holding posture will not only cause harm to the baby, but may also hinder the baby\’s physical development. Horizontal hug, vertical hug, diagonal hug? How to hold babies of different month-olds correctly? Scientific parenting knowledge: Complete video collection of infant and toddler home care encyclopedia 1. Correct holding posture for 0-1 months: horizontal hold. Common mistakes: not supporting the head and waist, and not keeping the baby close to the mother\’s body. Wrong holding method may cause injury to the baby\’s spine, thus affecting the baby\’s healthy development. When a mother meets her baby for the first time, she can\’t help but be intimate with her. However, a newborn baby needs 20 hours of sleep every day. Of course, in addition to sleeping, she still needs to be held in special circumstances such as feeding and changing diapers. Baby\’s. The spine of a baby aged 0-1 month is linear, soft and irregular. At this time, the baby will not stand up, turn, or raise its head, let alone roll over, crawl, etc., and it looks top-heavy. Therefore, the mother must be particularly careful when holding the baby, and keep the baby close to the mother\’s body. , the key point is to protect the baby\’s head and waist. Therefore, babies aged 0-1 month should mainly be held horizontally. Of course, horizontal holding can be divided into hand support method and wrist hold method. 1. Hand support method: Use your left hand to support the baby\’s back, neck, and head, and your right hand to support his butt and waist. This method is more suitable for picking up and putting down the baby from the bed. 2. In the wrist holding method, first place the baby\’s head in the crook of your arm, protect the baby\’s head with your elbow, protect the back and waist with your left wrist and left hand, then extend your right forearm from the baby\’s body to protect the baby\’s legs, and finally Hold the baby\’s butt and waist with your right hand. This method is a more commonly used position. Not only does the baby like it, but the mother will also be very comfortable. Because the mother\’s arms are like a small pillow, protecting the spine on the back. When the hands are clasped together, they form an important point of support on the buttocks. It is also very easy for the mother to hold the baby, which is very suitable for the baby in confinement. mom. It should be noted that babies aged 0-1 month are generally not held vertically, because holding them vertically may cause injury to the baby. The spine of a baby at this age cannot yet support the head and entire body. 2. Correct holding posture for 1-2 months: mainly horizontal holding, but short vertical holding. Common mistakes: not supporting the head, not stabilizing the chest and knees. Many fathersMothers should not dare to try to hold them vertically too early. In fact, in addition to hand support and wrist holding, 1-2 month old babies can already try to hold them vertically briefly. After 3 months, you can slowly extend the vertical hug time, for example, from a few seconds to 1-2 minutes. 1. In the back-carrying method, turn the baby\’s back to you, push the chest outwards, and support the baby\’s back. Press the baby\’s chest with your left hand and press the baby\’s knees with your right hand. The advantage of this holding method is that the baby can have the same field of vision as the adult, which is more conducive for the child to explore the new world. However, this method is tiring and should not take too long. 2. The face-holding method supports the baby\’s buttocks, head and neck, and allows the baby\’s head to rest on the adult\’s shoulder. This kind of holding method only lasts a few seconds for a baby at such a young age. After all, the baby is still young and cannot support it for such a long time. 3. Correct holding position for 3-4 months: Diagonally held. Common mistakes: Hold horizontally. If she likes to cry, hold her vertically. “I remember that my daughter fell in love with vertical hugging after being held vertically a few times. Once held horizontally, she would Crying.\” A 1-month-old baby can only raise his head slightly for a moment, and at 3 months, the head can initially stand upright. Since the neck and back muscles are not fully developed, a 3-month-old baby cannot support the weight of the head for a long time, so the key is to support the baby\’s head. 3-month-old babies are mainly held diagonally or upright. When held diagonally, the upward angle of the baby can be slightly larger, but it is recommended not to hold the baby upright too early to prevent it from affecting the development of the spine. When feeding, hold at an angle of 45 degrees, and when burping the baby, you should also hold at an angle. 4. Correct holding posture for 5-6 months: Vertical holding (upright holding) Common mistakes: Restricting the baby\’s activities. When the baby is 6 months old, he has already begun to learn to sit. At this time, the baby\’s spine is more flexible. When holding the baby vertically, give the baby a certain amount of space to broaden the baby\’s field of vision and provide opportunities for head exercise. Remember not to hold each other face to face, as this can easily limit the baby\’s field of vision and constrain the baby\’s hands and feet. Vertical holding method 1: The baby faces away from the parents and sits on one of the adult\’s front walls. The adult\’s other hand blocks the baby\’s chest so that the baby\’s head and back rest against the adult\’s chest. Vertical holding method 2: You can have the baby face the parents, sit on one of the front walls of the parents, with the back and head leaning on the adult\’s chest, and support the child\’s buttocks with the other hand, with the face facing forward. 5. Correct holding posture for those over 6 months old: Hold often, but only for a moment. Common mistakes: Hold without letting go. At this time, the baby\’s development is relatively complete, the head can move freely, and parents no longer need to deliberately help the baby when holding it. Support your head and neck, and you can try a variety of holding positions. Although there are more holding positions, be careful to reduce the number of times the baby is held, because only by holding the baby less can the baby crawl and sit more on his own, which can promote the development of the baby\’s small movements. Holding posture is very important, don\’t take it lightly. But no matter what kind of holding position you hold, please pay attention to these five key points. 1. Don’t shake the baby excessively. When the baby cries, sleeps or wakes up, the mother will habitually hold the baby and shake it back and forth, thinking that this is what the baby wants. However, it is difficult for you to control the intensity of the shaking. If the intensity is too strong, , it is likely to cause serious damage to the baby\’s head, eyeballs and other parts, and you will also feel special pain in your arms. 2. Always observe the treasureWhen holding your baby, you should always pay attention to whether the posture of his hands, feet and back is natural and comfortable, so as to avoid the baby\’s hands and feet from being crushed or folded, which may cause unnecessary harm to the baby. 3. Correct the attitude of holding the baby. When holding the baby, it is best for mothers to establish the attitude of \”hold often, but not long\”. That is to say, hold your baby often for 3-5 minutes each time, so that your baby can feel your care for him and make him feel safe. Never hold your baby for a long time, or even hold it on your baby while he is asleep. This will develop the bad habit of crying when the baby is not held, and will also cause you a lot of trouble in the future raising process. 4. Pay attention to the distance when holding the baby. Mothers should not get too close to the baby, because germs on your face, hair and mouth can easily pose a threat to the baby\’s delicate skin. 5. Don’t hold the child for too long. People’s love for their children has reached an unparalleled level. If they don’t care enough, they don’t love them enough. They start hugging their children around just a few days after they are born. As everyone knows, this practice goes against the natural laws of baby growth and development and is harmful to the child. For first-time mothers, taking care of a newborn baby is a very tiring task. Things like holding posture may seem simple, but they are extremely important to the baby. For the health of the baby, please master the correct holding posture.