Babywearing in a baby carrier has many benefits for you and your baby! Your baby feels safe and loved in your arms and your closeness strengthens the important parent-child bond. A crying baby is often comforted as soon as mom or dad picks them up, and carrying a colicky baby in a baby carrier may help to ease their symptoms. The closeness means that you can communicate naturally with your baby – while keeping your hands free. It’s impossible to spoil a newborn baby with too much closeness!
- Shoulder straps and waist belt
Padded shoulder straps and a waist belt are essential for carrying a larger child for longer sessions in the baby carrier.
- Wide-leg position
A wide-leg position for the child distributes the child’s weight across a larger part of the waist belt.
- Properly adjusted
Make sure the baby carrier is properly adjusted for your body. You will find information about how to adjust your specific baby carrier in the Owner’s Manual.
- Vary the center of gravity
Are your shoulders getting tired? Loosen the shoulder straps to transfer more of the weight to your hips.
- Vary the carrying position
Vary between carrying your child against your chest and on your back.
- The child’s position
Make sure the child is sitting straight in the baby carrier and not leaning to one side. Check in a mirror!
- Carry close
The closer your baby is to your body, the closer your baby’s center of gravity is to yours, which makes carrying even more comfortable.