What's Going On?

Honig, Alice Sterling
September 2005
Scholastic Parent & Child;Sep2005, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p29
The article presents guidelines for handling squirming babies. As mothers develop a close relationship with their babies, babies become more and more familiar with the special way mothers hold them. During the first year, babies needs to be stroked and cuddled in arms and on lap, and draped over shoulder as much as possible. Although it's hard to keep babies on hip for long periods of time, taking as much time as possible to rock baby back and forth and croon to him will help them feel secure and grow more confident. If babies seems sensitive to uncomfortable clothing, it's best to dress them in soft cottons. INSET: Holding Your Baby: A Primer.


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