VIDEO: One dad, 17 different ways to hold a baby.

 

Two weekends ago, I held a baby – a newborn baby.

It was frightening. It was confronting. And it was, well, uncomfortable.

While this may seem like no mean feat to all the expert-baby-holders out there, I’d (confidently) assume that all the non-parents reading this are nodding along in fear, terror and dread.

Enter: Jordan Watson of New Zealand.

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One of Watson’s more complicated moves… Image via YouTube.

As if he read my mind, this week Watson got creative with his 5-month-old daughter, Alba, as he demonstrated 17 different, effective and comical ways to hold a baby.

Being the clever expert-baby-holder that he is, Watson has even invented a catchy name for each pose, like the “Standard Shoulder Hold,” and the more complex “Dance Partner”.

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His moves are impressive. Some might even say he’s got the moves like jagger (in a very responsible, parent-y way).

Take a look.

Video via How To Dad

 

Parents, have you tried any of these moves? Or do you have any to add?

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