An infant feels secure in close physical contact.

Remember, when picking up your baby or placing him down during the first few months, always support the baby’s neck in line with the rest of his body. Avoid tilting his head further back than the rest of his body, or press too hard on his neck as this may restrict his breathing.

Once baby is of three to four months, he will gain sufficient control over his neck. Thereafter, you can try holding him in different positions, like on your hip with his front facing forward so that he is able to get a better view of the surroundings.

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