Scared to hold other people's babies!
April 8, 2007 6:38am CST
This is so silly, but I have such a hard time holding babies, because I worry that I will drop them! I never dropped my son when he was a baby, and on the rare occaision that I held other babies, I never dropped them either, but knowing that doesn't seem to help. I'm not clumsy by nature, but think that once I get a baby in my hands, I'm going to turn into a bumbling dope. Wonder if this is some weird phobia.
• United States
8 Apr 07
I think that's a common fear. I've got a child of my own, but my friend brought her newborn by my house awhile ago. He was so little and fragile, I felt like his neck was going to snap. Maybe it's because when children get older we see how unbreakable they are and it's hard to remember a time when you supported their necks!