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Using Baby Slings With the Sitting Baby

Aug 27, 2008
Newborns and infants with head control all have positions particular to their age group when using baby slings. The child that can now hold themselves upright has a whole new world of positions to try using baby slings. It is up to the mother, father or baby wearer to decide which position is most comfortable for themselves as well as the baby.

1)The Hip Carry

This position, using baby slings is one of the most natural holds for the mother, as the hip of a female provides a type of "shelf" to prop up the baby. In this position the baby straddles you either slightly in front, or slightly behind, your hip. In this way the baby can easily see what is going on around them but can hide away should the world become too frightening or too overwhelming. The child can also sleep in this position and can be nursed as well.

2)The Back Carry

This position sets the baby against the baby wearer's back with the baby's head closest to the baby wearer's head. While podegi, soft carrier, or torso carrier is the standard for this position baby slings can also be used. Just make sure the baby is secure depending on how much they move around and wiggle. A second baby sling should be added for those children who tend to move around a lot.

3)The Sumo Hold

Using 2 baby slings the child is upright in front of the baby wearer and facing away from the baby wearer. If using 2 baby slings place them on opposite shoulders and form a cross for your child to sit in. While there is some question as to whether this position is good for the child's hips and back it does afford the best view of the world for the inquisitive child. However it is difficult for a baby who finds events a bit overwhelming to hide away from the trauma. For a fretful or fearful child the hip carry might be better suited to their temperament.

4)Hip and Front Carries

These 2 carries can both be achieved using baby slings and are the easiest to get your baby in and out of. As the child ages there is more desire to get in and out of these positions, as they want to discover the world around them. Older children like to sit on the baby wearer's hip as this provides the best view of the events happening around them. In addition, this helps the baby wearer stay more comfortable as much of the child's weight is moved down towards the baby wearer's hips. There is less strain on the mother or father to hold the baby in this position.

While the child can still take advantage of all the old holds and carry position using baby slings these new carries provide easy access to the world around the child. In addition they allow quick transition of position, as many children of this age are movers and shakers. They do not like to remain in one spot for very long.
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