Babies are designed to be carried. Even newborn babies lift up their knees and stretch out their arms when they’re picked up, automatically adopting the right position to sit on their parent’s hip.
Being carried correctly in a sling supports the spine, keeping it in the rounded ‘C’ shape that babies’ spines need to be in while they are growing.
As babies’ hip joints are not fully formed at birth, it’s also important that babies’ legs are flexed when they’re in a sling so that the hip joint sits securely in the socket. The baby’s knees should be higher than their bottom and their legs should be supported up to the knee so that an ‘M’ shape is seen when looking at the baby.
To enable you to make an informed choice, I offer one-to-one consultations and workshops. These sessions allow you to experiment with different types of slings to find the one which best meets your requirements
Nuria is very knowledgeable and very patient when explaining and willing to explain as many times as needed.
Ana Marcela, Reading
Having a consultation with Nuria was very helpful and all was very well explained. She suggested different types of sling according to my needs (c section).
There are some simple safety tips which can be used to make sure that your baby is always carried safely. A good sling or baby carrier should have these features (remember the TICKS acronym):