How to Hold a Baby on Your Hip

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Once a baby develops the muscle strength and control to hold her head up—usually at around 6 months—she’s ready to perch where she can see what’s going on.

Step 1: Pick up with both hands
Pick up the baby with both hands. At this age, it’ll be easiest to slip your hands under her arms.

Tip
If you’re picking the child up from the floor, squat down to her level by bending at the knees. That way you won’t strain your back.

Step 2: Place baby on hip
Once you’re fully standing, place your baby on whichever hip is most comfortable. Most moms prefer to hold a baby on the opposite side from their dominant hand so that hand is free to use.

Step 3: Position baby
Position her so that her legs are straddling your hipbone and her bottom is sitting just above it. Slip your arm on that side down around her back and hold her upper thigh to support her.

Tip
So you don’t get too tired, shift your baby to the other side occasionally.

Step 4: Jut out hip
If you’re standing still, lend the baby more support by shifting your weight slightly so the hipbone she’s resting on juts out.

Did You Know?
Women’s hips are naturally wider than men’s, in large part to allow for childbirth.

Comments

Chris Russell says:

if you don’t know how to hold your baby, you probably shouldn’t have one :/

xXEStSidEXx says:

Only 2 likes … LOOL

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Olivia Brown says:

why am i watching this…. im 13

pinkgymgirl24 says:

lol ikr im 11 too

Kasey Johnson says:

Why am I watching this im 11

Navy Blue says:

that means i get to choose because both hands i can use to write

Kasey Johnson says:

Why am I watching this I’m 11

Trinity Roberts says:

why the hell am i watching this???

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