How to Use a Baby Carrier-The New User Guides 2017
- 1 Introduction
If you just recently had a baby or you are looking for a new way to carry your child with you when you are on the go without having to push a stroller, a baby carrier is going to be the way to go. As you will see when discussed later on, there are a lot of different options to choose from when it comes to best baby carrier so you can choose whichever one you think will be best to fit all of your needs that you might have.If you have purchased a baby carrier and you’re ready to use it, you may find yourself wondering exactly how to use a baby carrier.
Luckily for you, all of the information presented in this post is going to help ensure that you know exactly what you need to do in order to use the baby carrier in the correct and efficient manner. First, you’re going to learn everything you need to have with you in order to understand what to do with the baby carrier and you’re also going to learn the specific instructions regarding how to actually use the baby carrier so you know exactly what to do.
What You Will Need
When it comes time for you to learn how to use the baby carrier, you’re going to need a couple different things in order to do so. While it might not come as much of a surprise, you’re going to want to have a baby carrier ready and by your side if you want to get the best results. Of course, you could read all about it and learn how to do it without actually having the baby carrier, but I find it to be a lot easier to actually have the baby carrier with you when you go through the steps.
If you aren’t sure how to properly hold the baby in the carrier and you’re still trying to figure out the ins and outs, I do recommend using a doll or something similar to a baby rather than actually using your child. The reason for this is because you want to make sure that your child is not going to be hurt in case you mess something up or you don’t know exactly how to use it. The trial and error process might be a little annoying, but it’s always best to not use your child in the carrier until you are convinced you know how to use it.
How To Instructions And How to Use a Baby Carrier
Decide Which Way To Face Your Child
This might be one of the most important things for you to keep in mind and it can be the difference between safely carrying your child and carrying them in a way that can seriously hurt or harm your child. In most situations, parents prefer to use a carrier that allows their child to face outwards and see the world in front of them. However, this can be extremely dangerous for your child unless they are able to hold up their head on their own. You need to make sure you carry your baby with him facing inwards towards you until he or she is able to hold up his head on his own for longer periods of time.
Leg Hole Opening
This is often one of the more overlooked parts of using a baby carrier but it is crucially important to keep this particular thing in mind when using a baby carrier because it will play a large part in the comfort of your baby which will be discussed below. Some people think that the carrier fits appropriately if it forms to the baby’s legs but that is not true. When your baby is in the carrier, you need to make sure that his or her legs are able to move around freely but also not so loose that the baby is able to lean or slouch to one side or the other.
Check The Weight Limit
Whenever you are going to use a new baby carrier or any baby carrier for the first time, make sure you pay close attention to how much weight the carrier can support to ensure that your baby will be able to properly support themselves in the carrier. The weight limit can depend on a lot of different things, including whether your child is going to face inwards or outwards as discussed above. No matter what carrier you have, make sure that you always check the tag and make sure the weight is appropriate for your child.
One of the other big things that you want to keep in mind is to make sure that you buy a carrier that comes with an ergonomic design to support your baby at all times. When it comes to picking out the carrier, one of the most prominent things you should see is an ergonomic design label. Not only is this going to be good for the future and growth of your baby, but you’re also going to notice a pretty big difference when it comes to both the baby and parent comfort as you will see talked about above.
When you buy a carrier, make sure you put your comfort towards the front of your mind because you need to make sure that it is comfortable for you to carry your baby at all times. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation that hurts your shoulders or strains your back, you’re going to hate to use the carrier and you might find reasons not to wear it. Additionally, if the carrier bothers you, then you might walk or carry yourself differently which can mess with the overall position of the child.
Since you’re using the carrier to hold the baby, you should probably make sure that the baby is comfortable at all times as well. In most situations, if you go with an ergonomic design like it was mentioned above, then you can count on your child being comfortable at just about all times. Additionally, you’re going to be able to use a couple different positions to carry your baby which can help to ensure they are comfortable. Remember, don’t use the front facing carrier option if your baby cannot hold his or her head up without any help since doing so can cause damage to your child
As I have sort of eluded to earlier in the post, there are several different types of baby carriers that you can choose to go with and that can be excellent since you can choose the one that is easiest for you to use. For example, there are some carriers that are wraps and will support your baby after you wrap the fabric around your body. Additionally, there are some options that use a velcro or buckle system where you attach the child to your body sort of like a backpack in order to hold the child. Really the preference is going to come down to personal choice and how easy it is going to be for you to use that particular carrier.
One of the other important things that you need to keep in mind at any time when you use a baby carrier is keeping an eye on the temperature of the baby. You are keeping your child pressed up against your body and surrounded by fabric so it is really possible that your child can get too warm. Always be sure to look for signs of sweating and other signs that your child may be too hot, especially in some of the hotter months of the year. If you notice that your child may be too warm in the carrier, take them out and carry them like normal or put them into a stroller until they are able to cool down.
Now that you have read just about everything there is to know when it comes to how to use a baby carrier, you’ll be ready to head out and use your baby carrier for hands free carrying of your baby at all times! While there may be some other things you’re going to learn along the way, everything discussed in this post is going to get you started with the proper way to carry our child in a carrier. I hope that you have enjoyed everything that you have read in this tutorial and if you have, please comment your thoughts in the comment section below and feel free to share the article with your friends and family who may be interested!