Easy Ways to Carry Your Little One

Best Ways to Use a Baby Carrier Without Pain

Nov 15, 2023

Hey there! It's Dr. Kelly, and I'm here to chat with you about a super interesting study on how different ways of carrying your baby can affect your comfort.

Here’s the Scoop: Correct Baby Carrier Position = Less Pain!

So, if you want to carry your baby without any aches and pains, check out these two things:


1. When Carrying Baby, Move Around More For Less Pain!

  • People who usually feel pain when carrying babies tend to stand still too much. So, if you're shifting your weight and moving around more, you’re on the right track!

How did they figure this out?

  • Researchers looked at folks who had a history of pain and those who didn’t. Those who felt pain weren’t moving as much, both when standing still and carrying a baby.


2. Go for a Front Carrier, Not a Side Carry!

  • If you carry your baby in front, those with pain changed how they moved, and it made a big difference! They started moving as much as those without pain and even reported less pain, going from a 5/10 to a 3/10. That’s a win!


Let’s Check Out Three Different Baby-Carrying Positions With a Double-Board Certified Pelvic Physio!


1. Awkward Side Shift with Front Carry

Not the best hold! It might look a bit off, and doing this over time could lead to pain. But hey, that beach is stunning! Oh, and look at that adorable chubby baby!


2. Perfect Front Carrier Position

Now, this is how you do it! Great baby carrier position, and seriously, could that baby be any cuter?


3. Frontish Carry with No Carrier, But Aligned Mom

No carrier, but Dr. Kelly knows how to keep her shoulders over her hips. Smart move!


Dr. Kelly’s Baby Carrier Recommendations:

Using the right baby carrier and strategies makes everyone happy – parents, caregivers, and kids!  See? Just look at that chubby GORGEOUS baby, and try not to smile :)

Personally, I’ve used both Baby Bjorn and Boba Baby Wraps, and they're awesome for front carrying with frequent weight shifts. While I don't have discount codes yet, I recommend them. And, just so you know, I earn from qualifying purchases as an Amazon Associate.


Wrapping It Up (Pun Intended!)

Thanks for reading! If you want to dive deeper into all things pelvis-related, keep on exploring the blog! And PLEASE don’t forget to join my mailing list for more fantastic tips and exclusive discounts. You don’t want to miss out!

xoxo, Dr. Kelly


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