handling a newborn 2

  • Put one hand underneath baby’s head and neck and the other hand under baby’s bottom.
  • Slowly and gently lower baby until the mattress is taking their weight.
  • Slide your nearest hand out from under your baby’s bottom.
  • Use this hand to lift the head slightly and allow your other hand slide out.
  • Gently lower the head back down.
  • Do not allow the head to fall back on the surface too quickly.