Harming your baby is one of the most difficult things that you have to master as a mom because you will be the one to take care of your baby most of the time. Therefore you should do everything your power to learn as much as you can about baby handling as soon as you become or even before you become the mother yourself.
It is important to note that babies have a lot of sensitive areas in their bodies. The following are some of the most sensitive areas that you should watch out for when handling your baby.
- The head and neck
- The legs
- The arms
Among the three, the head and the neck are the most sensitive areas that you should protect whenever you hold your baby. You should always make it a point to keep your arms, covering the head as you carry your baby to protect him or her from any possible damage that the baby might incur as you are holding her.
It is also important to have everything within arm’s reach if you plan to take care of your baby on your own. Have everything that he or she needs as a short distance so that you can easily get everything that you would need as you are taking care of the baby.
Here are some of the most important tools that you should have with taking care of your baby. First, you should have feeding bottles, formula, diapers, and a quick change of clothes for the baby. If you can have all these basic necessities within your reach, then you would have an easier time taking care of your baby and handing her in such a way that you would be able to attend to her needs as fast as you can.
In addition to this, you should be able to handle the baby physically without hurting him or her. Your touch should be light but firm. You should hold the baby in such a way that he would be comfortable enough but still have the feeling of security whenever you hold him.
If you can do this, then you would be able to handle everything that can happen to the baby. It is important that your baby feel safe with you because you are the primary caregiver that he or she has. Therefore, you have to be responsible enough for taking care of your baby.
Be sure that your touch will be his or her source of comfort and happiness as a child. Research shows that touch therapy is one of the most effective forms of medication for any sick child. Being from the earlier way of your touch will help your child recover quickly if ever he or she encounters an infirmity.
As a parent, it is a responsibility to learn all that we can about parenting because the mother and the father are the only sources of security for the child. If we are not able to give 100% to our children in terms of caring for them and handling our own babies, they may have unfortunate accidents that could have been avoided.