Best Baby Wearing Tips Safety Tips
Let’s start with some simple and intuitive safety tips for using a baby carriage.
Baby Wearing Tips: As newborns are still developing, it is important to monitor their airway. If baby’s chin touches its chest, there is a real danger of them becoming suffocated. Please refer to the section below entitled “Maintaining Baby’s Airway”.
For infants wearing soft structured carriers, you should only use a forward-facing position with baby facing in. Make sure baby’s neck is fully supported with at least two vertical finger widths between the baby’s chin & chest. When baby’s neck strength is sufficient to support their head (typically 4 months), then you can move them into a face-out.
Always make sure that all buckles or knots are secure.
You should never ride a bike or drive a car while wearing baby.
Wearing baby’s clothes, it is important to not consume hot liquids like coffee or tea.
Safety is also important. Falling from chest height can pose a danger to a baby. A baby should always be held close to its parent. Young babies should have a high back that supports their neck and head.
You should bend at the knee to pick up something. Baby can be injured if you bend at the hips while holding it in your arms.
Fabric should support baby’s entire back in order to ensure that they are properly seated and supported in their carrier. The fabric should also support the baby’s head, neck, and head if the baby is not yet able to do so.
You can start by starting to keep one or two hands on baby
Baby wearing is not something you should be doing if you’re new to it or just starting with a new carrier. It’s important to take the time to learn how to properly use it so that your baby is secure inside. Once you are comfortable with the carrier, it is a good idea to keep at least one hand on baby. You’ll eventually be able one or both of your hands free as you become more familiar with the carrier.
Supporting Head & Neck
Proper support is necessary for baby’s neck and head until they are strong enough to lift their heads on their own. This milestone is usually reached around the age of four months. Do not allow your baby to face out until they can hold their head straight up. Baby’s younger siblings are more comfortable being snuggled against mom and dad’s chest.
Back carry positions offer little support for baby. Parents can’t see what’s going on with their baby. We recommend that parents avoid back carry positions for babies older than 6 months. Instead, we recommend that parents only use front carry positions until the baby is two years old.
How to keep your baby’s airway clean
It is important to take care of infants’ airways in any baby carrier. Extra care should be taken with babies under 4 months of age and those with respiratory or cold problems. Your baby’s face should always be visible when you are carrying them and your head should be close enough for you to kiss them. Your body and the carrier should not obstruct their airway. Baby’s nose, chin and cheeks should be free from fabrics. They should also be positioned comfortably so that baby’s chin does not touch its chest. To prevent airway compromises in the chin-to-chest position, position your baby’s head in a forward carry position, that is, with its cheek against the parent. Many sling carriers have been recalled over the years due to their potential danger of suffocation for infants.
Protecting Baby’s Hips
Your pediatrician will conduct a test on your baby’s hips when they examine your newborn. The symptoms of hip dysplasia are what they’re looking for, as this is a very common development problem. The International Hip Dsyplasia Institute has a lot of useful information about how positioning in babywear can make a huge difference in creating healthy hips. They also discuss related topics, such as proper swaddling for babies and guidelines regarding car seats.
What is Hip Dysplasia (or Hip Dysplasia)?
The hip joint is also known in medical jargon “ball and socket” because the superior portion, called the Femoral Head, has a shape that looks like a ball. This fits nicely into the rounded cup-shaped area called the Acetabulum. Soft cartilage makes up a large proportion of the newborn’s hip joint, which is still partially developed at birth. Illustration from The International Hip Dysplasia Institute shows the fundamental difference between an infant’s and adult’s hip. In addition, newborns’ joints can be flexible and lax during pregnancy and after birth, making them more susceptible to dislocation. An infant with developmental hip dysplasia is more likely to have a history of hip dysplasia in the family or poor breech position. Chronic poor positioning within the first 6-8 months of life is a risk factor. A large percentage of this cartilage is now bone and increases hip stability.
Can the BabyBjorn cause hip dysplasia
You will find many bloggers who believe that the BabyBjorn is responsible for hip dysplasia. We have tried to investigate this claim in the medical community. We conclude that this is a fabrication.
Although we believe the BabyBjorn Original does not cause hip problems, we found other carriers to offer better ergonomics for hip development. The Beco Gemini have a wider, more ergonomically-sound seat, higher hip angles, and are particularly useful in the front-carry facing out position with older children (6-12+months), which was the least ergonomic for the BabyBjorn.