Newborn Baby

0-3 months

How to hold baby

Newborns want to be held close and need continual head support when you are holding them.   The two best positions for newborns are the cradle hold and the back hold.

Your baby needs to feel safe and happy in whatever hold you put them in so they can relax into letting go.  Ideally, have baby in a deep squat to help their body release (this puts gentle pressure on the bladder and straightens up the colon). Another benefit of the squat is that often very little wiping/cleaning up is needed.

Cradle hold over top-hat potty

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Back hold over top-hat potty

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