I'm a new mom and I've been using a ring sling and a woven wrap to carry my baby around. As my baby is getting bigger, I want to try out the hip carry position in my ring sling and woven wrap. However, I'm a bit nervous about doing it safely. I've read online that the hip carry position can put a strain on my back and shoulders, and can even be dangerous for my baby if not done correctly.
I want to make sure that I'm using the hip carry position safely and comfortably for both me and my baby. Can anyone give me some tips on how to do this properly? What should I keep in mind when trying out the hip carry position in my ring sling or woven wrap? Are there any particular safety guidelines I should follow?
Thanks in advance for your help!
I have been using a ring sling and a woven wrap to carry my baby since he was born. As he grew bigger, I started to use the hip carry position in both the ring sling and woven wrap.
In my experience, the hip carry position can be comfortable and safe if you do it properly. First of all, it's important to make sure that your baby is positioned correctly in the sling or wrap. Their legs should be in a spread squatting position, with their knees higher than their bottom, to ensure proper hip development. It's also important to keep your baby's airway clear and monitor them while they're in the sling or wrap.
When using the hip carry position, I find it helpful to keep one hand on my baby's back or bottom for added support. I also try to switch sides frequently to avoid putting too much pressure on one side of my body. Additionally, I make sure to adjust the sling or wrap to distribute my baby's weight evenly across my body.
Overall, using the hip carry position in a ring sling or woven wrap can be a great option for carrying your baby, but it's important to do it safely and comfortably. Make sure to follow proper positioning guidelines and adjust the sling or wrap as needed. And always listen to your body and your baby to ensure that you're both comfortable and safe.
Hope this helps!