Hello everyone! I am a proud mom of a 10-month-old baby girl who loves exploring the world around her. As she is growing up, I am finding it difficult to carry her in a front carry for a longer period of time, especially when I need to move around or get some tasks done. I am thinking of transitioning to a back carry, but I am a bit hesitant as I am unsure how to go about it. I would love to hear your tips and tricks on transitioning from a front carry to a back carry with a baby who is older and more active. How can I make the transition smooth and comfortable for both me and my baby? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
Hello there! I have also transitioned my baby to a back carry when he was about 9 months old. It can be tricky at first, but with some practice, I found it to be much more comfortable than a front carry.
One thing that helped me was using a mirror to adjust the carrier, ensuring that it was positioned correctly and my baby was secure. It also helped me to find a carrier with a structured waistband to help distribute the weight more evenly.
Another tip I found helpful was to practice the back carry with a spotter, this will give you the confidence to know that you have help if you need it when placing your baby in the carrier.
Lastly, make sure that your baby is in a comfortable position and is not slouching as this could be harmful to their back. You should also ensure that they have enough support for their head, back and hips.
With some practice and patience, transitioning to a back carry can be a worthwhile and more comfortable experience for both you and your baby. Good luck!