Lorraine one thing you’re going to be doing an awful lot of is lifting holding and cuddling your baby. Babies really thrive on physical contact they love to feel safe and secure when they’re close to you. It’s common to feel nervous when you’re lifting baby, they appear so fragile and small and you’re afraid of breaking them. But they love to be held firmly and with confidence So when lifting baby up from a lying position, you’re going to slide your arm underneath to support her back and then with the other arm support the bum and bring her up into the crook of your arm. So this is the traditional hold that we’re all familiar with for holding a baby and they feel nice and safe and secure in close to you. The second hold that you can use is to move baby up onto your shoulder Again just supporting her back with your arms and lifting her gently onto your shoulder like this, and then cradle the bum with the opposite arm, holding her in nice and tightly It’s the warmth of your body that they love here and they feel really warm and secure when held like this. You cannot spoil a baby at all so hold and cuddle and comfort your baby as much as possible.