5 tips for carrying your baby in a baby carrier

With the BeSafe 5* plan and guidance of the German Trageschule (experts in carrying children) You’ll be able to locate the best position to carry your child. Are you having difficulty adjusting your baby carrier? Do you feel that your baby isn’t sitting properly in the carrier? Here are some additional tips and suggestions to keep in mind when you are carrying your baby!

1. The correct support for your child’s head

Does your baby’s head properly supported when you carry them? Does their neck get properly supported even when they’re awake? If not, you might require additional support. For instance, a lot of baby carriers come with an “flap” which folds into. It is also possible to utilize a rolled up hydrophilic or tetra sunshade or cloth to give additional support.

2. A good adjustment of the baby carrier

Do not overstretch the baby’s carrier ensure that your baby has room to move their head and breathe easily. Two fingers between the baby’s chin and chest of the individual who is carrying them is sufficient. Your baby should be at the perfect “kissing” height.

Tips: Does your child wheeze or snore? If yes, it may be that their airways aren’t entirely clear and therefore you could give them more room by releasing the straps.

3. Other positions for carrying

Are you seeing your child grow larger and stronger? Are you concerned that you may require them to be carried facing toward the back or outwards? It might be beneficial to look over the guide or online videos that include instructions. There are other useful ways to determine if your child is ready to take on the new position of carrying and also learn about the modifications you’ll need to set up your baby’s carrier correctly.

Tips: If you are carrying the child around on your stomach with their face facing forward it is essential to tilt the pelvis of your child forwards. Do this by placing your hands underneath your child’s lower body and then pushing their buttocks up/forwards.

4. Your child will be comfortable as well as you!

When you are carrying your child on your stomach or back, you should not feel the weight. If your baby is in the right posture the straps are perfect tightened to make sure you feel secure you are carrying them!

TIP: Make sure you can tighten easily the straps, and they are comfortable as well. The removable Comfort Pads to make carrying easier for the user are a great idea!

5. Frog position for healthy hips

Are your baby’s legs completely out or sliding down? If yes, then their knees aren’t sufficiently supported at this time and they’re not able to (yet) take a proper position for a frog. When you are in this position your child’s knees have a higher height than the lower and is a more healthy posture for their legs and hips.

Tip: Do you carry your child on your stomach while they face outwards? Check to make sure they’re in the proper position. It is also possible to choose the best baby carrier that has an inflatable cushion built in which assists in creating an ideal place.

Do you want to ensure that you’re buying a safe and ergonomic baby carrier? You’ve chosen the right one using the Haven infant carriers by BeSafe!

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