Do you carry just born baby? Or afraid of carrying such a small baby?
22 Aug 07
Hi Buchi_bulla I feel afraid while carrying a new born baby .. My hands starts trembling while carrying them .. I feel like that they won't fell down from my hand and I don't want to hurt them in any case .. I found myself more attentive and very much careful while carrying them. Just born babies are so delicate .. I love to see them but found myself in a really tragic situation if I have to hold them.
23 Aug 07
Hai changed your cat photo is it? Well, when we are young we will be afraid only. When we have to carry the baby, may be automatically we will be bold. But on the streets, these poor people's children will be carrying their brothers and sisters, have you seen? They themselves will be small and they will be carrying a very small baby. My heart starts beating thinking the baby should not fall.
27 Aug 07
Hi Dear Yes I changed my cat photo with this tweety :) .. I am the same old Preeti .. lolzz.. Yes I have seen the poor people's children carrying their little brothers and sisters and they roam on the road for begging .. I have also noticed them pinching their little brother or sister -- so that other people have pity on them and will offer them money. They carry these little childrens with them to gain money.
22 Aug 07
My husband like your is terrified of holding a baby unless he/she is at least 3 or 4 months old – I think he thinks the baby will break LOL! On the other hand, I have no problems holding a baby even a few hours after it is born. I have visited friends in hospital just hours after they have had a baby and been happy to have a hold (only if offered as some mothers might not be keen for their newborn baby to be passed around from person to person) but after a few days I will directly ask if I can have a hold/cuddle! My mum has been a childminder for well over 30 years now so I’m very used to having babies around while I was growing up and have therefore never been nervous around them. I have to say that I know lots of guys (who don’t have kids themselves) who are also quite scared to hold a new baby! It must be a guy thing, they’re big wimps really aren’t they? LOL!
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21 Aug 07
Carrying a small baby is always scarey! Put that fear aside however, because babies NEED to be held and loved, or they will die. Tell your hubby to hold the baby closely to his chest or on his shoulder, move slowly, and stay away from people that might accidently bump into him. For long periods of time or long distances, it's probably best to strap the baby into the carseat. Remind your husband that nothing is sweeter than holding a newborn baby!
21 Aug 07
I think it is a common response amongst men as babies look so fragile. I was quite scared of handling my first daughter as she was premature and so tiny - my partner was terrified because she could lie in his hand. My second daughter was also prem but I was more prepared for handling her. My son was a healthy 'termer' and much more solid baby so we had no problems with him. Generally I think people are instinctively afraid of handling small babies so they cradle them and keep them close which is one of the survival instincts we share with our ancestors.