You become a mother once you deliver a baby into this world, but motherhood is a constant learning process, too. While knowing how to, say, feed your new bundle of joy may be instinctive, it wouldn’t hurt to have an expert teach you the proper techniques. With the help of Florianne Valdes, M.D., pediatrician and director of the Center for Patient Partnership at The Medical City, we give you a step-by-step demo on the five most basic methods in handling a newborn.
How to Carry your Baby
While newborns are tricky to handle because of their fragile state, you can carry a baby safely and with confidence by following these simple steps:
1. Place a burp cloth, a cloth diaper, or a bib on your arm.