Your little one is so little, so divine, and so fragile. His little soft head is very delicate at the moment and you need to be extra cautious while holding him.
New mothers! Welcome to the world of parenting!
With your hormones surging as well as your maternal instincts kicking in, first time mothers are always in a fix about handling their newborn, especially their delicate head. You want to hold your little one and at the same time you don’t want to hurt them.
What you need to know
The reason for this anxiety is your baby has two soft spots called fontanels, which are openings in the skull. The bones in the skull haven’t yet fully developed and generally fuse as the baby grows. You can sometimes also see a pulse underneath.
You need not fret too much as a tough layer lays directly beneath the spot protecting your little one’s brain. However, you still need to be careful and avoid rubbing your little one’s head vigorously or pressing it until at least three months post partum.