A Holland lop rabbit need to be held gently but firmly to feel safe. As you bond with your rabbit and he learns to trust you, it will become easier to hold. Until then whatever you do, be sure to have your bunny's back feet placed in your hands while holding him. If a rabbit falls it can easily brake its back, so please stay on the ground with your bunny until you feel ready to hold him off the ground. Children should be thought the proper way to hold a rabbit and stay seated.