Updated: Sep 24, 2020
Your baby is cute and all but I don’t need to hold him. I’m always amazed and mildly alarmed when people assume that I (a stranger) want to hold their newborn baby. I feel compelled to make it known before I proceed, that I am not a baby hater. I am just not the type that is eager to hold your newborn. Is that judgment I feel coming through my pc screen? My trepidation probably stems from the fact that I feel a huge weight of responsibility for a human, that can’t hold up its own head. Also, I’m not physically strong and fat babies cause me the most anxiety. Here is the irony, I had huge babies.
I don’t want to hold your newborn because I care. Please don’t take it personally when I decline the opportunity to hold your precious angel. I’ll cuddle him when his neck is stable but I’ll smell him now. Newborns have the best smell.
Am I the only one who is not a fan of holding newborn babies? I would love to hear from you.