PLAYING PASS THE BABY
When you meet a new baby, there is a good chance that someone will ask whether you want to hold her. If you are the type that gets nervous about this, have faith. You do not randomly drop other things, so the odds are you can manage to cradle a newborn for two minutes. Just relax and let the baby rest in your arms. The main thing to remember is that you need to support her head: In the first four to six weeks, a baby’s head is actually heavier than the muscles of the neck can handle, and she won’t develop enough neck control to hold up her own head until she is three to four months old. It is not necessary to bring the baby a gift, although it’s not wrong to do so and will likely be appreciated. If the new arrival has siblings, bring something small for them, too, so they do not feel jealous.