How to Hold a Baby | Infant Care

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Learn how to hold an infant correctly and safely from parenting coach Tammy Gold in this Howcast baby care video.

Holding your baby is something that’s very different for every individual you really need to hold them in a way that is most comfortable for you. The most important thing that you have to remember when holding a baby especially a newborn is to cradle them holding their head and neck up to make sure that the head does not fall too back or too forward. There are few different holds that people prefer when holding a baby you can hold the baby chest to chest, you can hold the baby stomach to stomach on an angel, you can cradle the baby, you can hold the baby in what’s call the football hold where you put your hand underneath their chin flip over the baby and pull them out stretch this way sometimes when people are walking around and need another free hand this may be helpful. Some parents have the head lean back against the baby and hold them this way where they put their hands supporting underneath between their legs and hold them this way really as long as the baby is comfortable and you are comfortable and its safe it is important for you to do what ever is the most comfortable so you can do it often. There is nothing that prompts bonding as much as holding and being close to your infant. A lot of parents when their arms get tired like to even put the baby in their lap so you can look right into their eyes this was my most favorite hold with my three daughters because they can grow up and fit right here as they grow and you can look into their eyes you can talk to them, you can hold their hands, you can play with their feet its a wonderful way to be close to the baby and but also see your baby because sometimes in certain holds like this one its hard to really see their whole face. So remember keep their head up and try to hold your baby as much as possible its really crucial for bonding during those first couple months that the baby feel very safe, very secure, and very much attach to mom or day.


jshmiami says:

That baby clearly isn’t too happy with how you’re holding him!

linkerDA says:

Hahaha :)

Lord Etharos says:

Imagine it -.-

Dancerkaiya100 says:

No your sopposed to hold them by thier ankles upsidedown ppl think its sexy

Christian Tolentino says:

I really miss the old Howcast

GDTV222 says:

damn even the doll is crying,

321beth321 says:


valhala56 says:

Nothing promotes bonding like giveing it to you mom…..permantly.

ZedElite says:

1:01 damn my balls!

darkyperv34 says:

ohhhh Wow i’m such and idiot!, I had mine backwards. i get it

MattyBoyy81 says:

the right fucking way

Tea23blabla says:

this baby is ugly :’)


I want that doll!!Where can I buy that?Lol me being a childish 😀 <3

765marman says:


Stefani Hernandez says:

omg second commment yay!!! lolololololol

Kimberry says:

wow i thought it was a real baby it really looks like it!

darkyperv34 says:

i think mu baby is broken, it’s crying

Mj1esd says:

Who’s here to blow boff time ME.

Shanice Harris says:

@Dancerkaiya100 lmao

fikujez says:

Funny that you say that. I remember the “old Howcast” videos were full of
comments like “How to breathe next” and “Did you guys run out of ideas”.
And now everyone’s like ‘bring old Howcast back’.

Alexander Darwish says:

I thought from his legs. duh

LovelyGirlCreations says:

my mom held me like a football.

Jesse Acapulco says:

why won’t they use a real-life baby or infants instead dummy?

Stefani Hernandez says:


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