The Baby Carrier: Different Methods to Carry Your Baby

Baby carriers and wraps have become a popular option for parents that are on the go. At different stages of their life, your baby will enjoy being carried in different positions and your carrier will help you meet your baby’s ever-changing needs. Depending on the brand and the size, your baby carrier is extremely versatile and will allow you to create different carryon positions.

Heart to Heart

This method is suitable for newborn babies up to 18 months. One of the most popular ways too carry your baby, this is a great way to help relieve colic and reflux. Besides its positive health effects this position can have, it will also allow you to bond with your baby and still feel that sense of closeness you had when they were in the womb. Your baby is also easily accessible in this position allowing you to pull them in and out with ease especially if they are fast asleep.

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Back Carry Position

For some parents, this style can cause fear not having as much control as you would with your child at the front of your body. However, this is a very safe, easy and practical way to carry your baby, as it allows you to do many tasks while you still have your little one close. This position is not recommended for newborns and infants under six months, as they are not strong enough to support their own body. Allow your child to build enough strength before choosing this option. If you do not feel too confident with this position, allow a professional help you with this wrap ensuring it is safe and fitted correctly for your little one.

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Outward Facing

The outward facing position is suitable for babies over five months. This position is ideal to allow your baby to be exposed to diverse environments around them, allowing them to stimulate their brain. This is not as popular as heart to heart as it can be harder to carry your baby this way. Some may argue that this position can cause health problems to your baby including hip dysplasia due to the unnatural positioning of the baby.

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Hip Carrying Position

With the wrap sitting just above your hip, your baby will sit in the carrier with its legs on either side of you. Known to be a popular position, this method can be used once the baby is six months or more once its back is strong enough.

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When choosing which method that is best for your baby, ensure that you read the wrap carrier instructions carefully to guarantee the best safety for your baby. Never rush when creating your ideal carrier, and always ensure that it is sturdy and safe.

With baby carry wraps being extremely versatile and allowing you to be hands free, they continue to be a growing trend. Always ensure that the method you choose is appropriate for your child’s age and put your child’s safety first. When you choose the right wrap for you and your baby, you will never look back.

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