Take care with your newborn’s head, especially around the fontanelles, which are the soft spots on the top of his head. Always support your newborn’s head.
When picking up your baby, slide one hand under his head, with your other hand under his bottom. Protect your back by bending your knees as you lower your arms.
Once you’ve got a good hold, scoop up your baby and bring him close to your chest as you straighten your legs again.