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Learn how to hold your baby properly with this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A baby at least 6 to 7 months old
Pick up with both hands
Pick up the baby with both hands. At this age, it'll be easiest to slip your hands under her arms.
Place baby on hip
Once you're fully standing, place your baby on whichever hip is most comfortable. Most moms prefer to hold a baby on the opposite side from their dominant hand so that hand is free to use.
Position her so that her legs are straddling your hipbone and her bottom is sitting just above it. Slip your arm on that side down around her back and hold her upper thigh to support her.
Jut out hip
If you're standing still, lend the baby more support by shifting your weight slightly so the hipbone she's resting on juts out.