How To Cradle Hold a Baby
Watch more Holding & Bonding with Your Baby videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/431-Holding-and-Bonding-with-Your-Baby Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Keep your baby close to your body with the cuddly and comfortable cradle hold. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Pick up baby Pick up the baby by sliding one hand under her neck and head and the other under her hips and bottom, spreading your fingers, and lifting her to your chest. Tip It's always easiest to cradle hold a baby who's been swaddled. Step 2: Position arms Gently slide the hand supporting her head and neck down along her back, allowing her head and neck to slide along your forearm and nestle into the crook of your arm. Step 3: Give support Continue cupping her hips and bottom in your other hand, with your fingers spread to give her the most support. Step 4: Bring close to body Bring her close to your body, and lose yourself in those baby blues—or browns—or greens—or grays... Did You Know? Newborns can see only about 8 to 15 inches away—meaning they can just clearly make out the face of the person holding them.