Babies are fragile - Be careful how you carry them

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  1. Heatman

    Heatman Active Member

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    They are called means that they are still very tender and fragile, so they should not be treated like adults. Some people have it in them to carry babies anyhow, pick them up from the bed, walker carelessly because they feel these babies aren't heavy or something like that. But one must take care because their bones and joints aren't that strong, they can easily have a strain or dislocation from pulling them up sharply. Treat babies gently because they are simply fragile 100%.
     
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    The most fragile part of a newborn baby is the fontanelle or soft spot (on top of its head). When it is first born it is open and the bones have yet to close which takes around 2-3 months. I was always worried about this when my babies were born and was careful to protect this part of them.
     
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    From what I remember, I carried my daughter when she was several months old. I was afraid of carrying an infant because of the fragile look that I might harm her. Especially a newborn baby, I would be nervous if I will be made to carry the baby from the hospital to our home. And since I only had 1 child so I don't know if I would have learned how to carry a baby. Maybe if I had 4 or 5 kids then I may have gotten used to having a baby in the home.
     
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    That's absolutely true, sometimes if you touch the spot it would be so soft it would deep inside a little bit. And at times when they breathe, that part of the head moves or beat as well. God does wonders with baby's creation.
     
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    Besides that, I was always told the neck is very fragile too as the bone of the neck is still not strong to support the baby, hence I always hold the back of the neck carefully when carrying a newborn baby.

    I remember before my first child was born, I had never carry a newborn baby before as I didn't know how to do so. But once my first child was born, it's just like mother's instinct and I wasn't afraid of carrying him at all.
     
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    I'm not surprised hearing that you are not comfortable carrying a baby because of how fragile and tender they are. My in law does not go anywhere near his baby because he is scared to death of hurting the child. He told that there was a day the baby almost fell off his hands and it was the last day he was ever going to try carrying the baby again for her own safety.
     
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    Yes, it's true what you said about baby's neck being fragile too. It's not strong enough to withstand pressure and if you noticed, baby's tends to shake a lot when you carry them without giving the head some kind of support.
     

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