The right way to carry your baby
Carry your baby...


Babies love being carried – and they have loved it for thousands of years. Close physical contact with a parent meets babies' fundamental need for security and ultimately helps turn them into self-confident and independent individuals. What's more, carrying babies correctly also enables them to adopt an optimal posture, which is crucial for physical development. Not without reason do anthropologists often describe newborn babies as marsupials.
 
... and help their back and hips develop healthily

Babies have rounded backs when they are born. For nine months, their C-shaped spine has been perfectly tailored to the space available in the womb. Now the spine has to gradually straighten out.
This is a gentle process that takes a whole year and is only completed when babies can stand up on their own and take their first tentative steps.

rounded back         squat-straddle-position

Furthermore, babies' legs were bent up in the cramped space in the womb. What would look like a dislocated hip on an adult is actually extremely good for the development of the hip joint socket. The hip joints of a newborn baby, who has a skeleton that mainly comprises rubbery cartilage rather than "proper" bone, now have to cope with being slowly straightened out over a twelve-month period. So that the hip joint sockets can stabilize properly, the hip joints should be flexed as often as possible and not stretched unnaturally.

These medical facts help you to develop an understanding of how to care for your newborn baby. It's better to carry your baby than push him around in a buggy at arm's length. Make sure that his back is rounded and his legs are flexed at the knee.

The right way to carry your baby

Whether you choose our Carry Sling, CarryBaby, Jersey Sling, Ring Sling, Carry Star, Smart Carrier or our Mei Tai, all the AMAZONAS baby carrier meet the medical requirements for carrying your baby properly:

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AMAZONAS baby carrier support your newborn baby completely securely: face-to-face with the person carrying him and with sufficient space to accommodate his C-shaped spine.

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With a wide and sturdy piece of fabric for your baby to sit on, AMAZONAS baby carrier provide ideal support – evenly distributed from the back of one knee to the back of the other. This not only facilitates a healthy posture, it also avoids pressure points.

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AMAZONAS baby carrier ensure that your baby's bottom is down and his legs are flexed and straddled, which is very important for healthy hip development.