How to Pick Up a Baby | Infant Care

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We are going to talk about how to hold an infant. So the most important thing when going to hold a child is to, make sure you’re steady, you’re in a nice place, where you’re not, you know, unstable and unstable footing and the most important thing to always remember is make sure that the head and the neck are always supported. So, when approaching a baby, you always want to reach behind and have your hand on the back of the baby’s head and neck area, really with the top of the fingers at the top of their head and your wrist almost under their back, and you would pick up the baby just like this. You can put them in any hold that you prefer. Some parents like to cradle them this way, there are some parents who hold babies this way, some parents that hold the baby like this. As long as the neck and the chin and the head are supported, that is the safest way to pick up and hold a child at all times. You would never go and hold them and lift them up by their waist, or even their shoulders. You always have to have your hand underneath the back of their head and, if able, the other hand underneath their bottom and legs. And then you can move the baby in the safest way, even if they’re squirming and you have a much tighter, two-hand on them when you’re picking them up. So, pick them up always supporting the head, make sure you’re on stable footing and always be as gentle as possible.

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Kimberly Gracier says:

i didnt like this video at all,how is a doll(especially a stiff one)compare to a real baby,or at least a it seemed like it could of been more helpfull if she would have slowed down,not moved the doll to quickly.a different angle as well.

Gratitude Ranch says:

You need a real baby for this. Would be great video IF you had a believable baby

Kezia Foote says:

Back Pedo Bear, back!!!!!!

Tetrodioxide says:

Ah, I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but that kid… Ah… Well, seems awfully still and quiet… Just saying.

Jagmit Singh says:

So cuteeee!

Melissa melone says:

I Have A 2month Old brother:Ángel 😀 Its easy to carry babies

Kari166 says:

DAFUQ is with these comments?

LoraESC says:

You keep getting owned by the British! LOL

IAmPeter file says:

MY GAWD WHAT ON EARTH DO YOU INTEND DOING TO THAT TINY LITTLE DUMMY?Howcast

Elizabeth Butcher says:

In my babysitting class we learned how to hold babies and change their diapers, we used those exact dolls. It even showed the wiener and bajingo

Brandon Beasley says:

Common sense

PeaceSalaam says:

"How to pick up a baby for Dummies" lol

Josh McCaul says:

Mrs flatchest

IAmPeter file says:

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IAmPeter file says:

You people @ you tube crack me up lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooo

evild1515 says:

Im not used to seeing babies lol!

IAmPeter file says:

YEP BUT I AM GOING , THE KIDS FEET DON'T TOUCH THE TOILET FLOOR HERE GOD DAMIT!

IAmPeter file says:

DO YOU WANT ME TO TEACH YOU HOW TO PICK UP BABIES? CUPCAKE . I AM GREAT @ THAT LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

wakaphwap says:

but will it blend

TheLostWolf says:

its a good think that i know now then later.

LovelyGirlCreations says:

…what did i just read

Cap Jackson says:

Kk, I now know the safest way to drop a baby in the trash can, thanks Howcast!

15october91 says:

I like turtles!

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