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How to Hold a Baby


Updated June 10, 2014

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The Delights of Holding a Baby
Mother kissing newborn baby girl
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Holding a baby is such a delightful "job." I love to do it! Many people state that they could hold a baby for hours. While this is true, there are many different ways to hold a baby. There are also times where you need to be doing other things while holding baby or there are special holds to help babies who aren't feeling well, etc.

There is also the matter of who should hold your baby. Do you let strangers hold the baby? Should you make people wash their hands before holding your baby? What about siblings? Only you can answer these questions.

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