Which ways does the mother choose for the baby carrier?
Taking a young baby out of the street is definitely hard work. So carrying the baby with a sling is the choice of many moms. In fact, soon after the baby is born, the mother can use the harness to take the baby out, but there are many things to pay attention to. At the same time, the slings used by babies of different months are different. So what doorways does the mother choose for the baby carrier? Let's take a look at the editor of Baibai Safety Net.
Intimate hug (back towel)-especially suitable for babies under four months
It is generally believed that for babies under 4 months of age, because the bones are too soft, it is recommended to use straps less, otherwise it may affect the baby's bone development. If necessary, babies under 4 months of age can use the holding towel, using the front-back style, let the baby "lie down" on the holding towel, and parents can support it with both hands. This not only makes the baby more comfortable, but also saves the parents' effort.
This way of using a holding towel or a back towel has been very popular in Western countries in recent years. The baby's head is close to the mother's chest, and the mother's heartbeat can be heard (this is the most familiar voice in the mother's womb) and can be smelled. Mom's milk fragrance, these can bring more security to the baby.
Ordinary sling-4 to 10 months old baby's front back is safer
Babies over 4 months can choose a baby carrier. However, for children between 4 and 6 months, the neck muscles have not yet developed well and cannot support the head well. Therefore, it is best to adopt the front-back style, let the baby face the parents, so that the parents can observe the baby's state in time, and avoid the occurrence of slings. Danger of choking by squeezing the nose and mouth.
Babies from 6 to 10 months old can't sit alone well. It is best to use the front-back pose, but they can face outward to satisfy the baby's curiosity about the outside world (Figure 2). Babies over 10 months old can use the back pose. But whether it is the front or back, parents should always observe the baby to avoid danger due to squeezing.
Special reminder: When using a sling to hold the baby, it is not recommended for mothers to carry the baby in a front-to-lateral back mode. She said that, first of all, for mothers, it is to carry the baby on one shoulder, which will be more tiring for a long time. At the same time, this is not a comfortable position for the baby.
Waist stool-suitable for babies from 6 months to 1 year old
The waist stool is a "weapon" that has become popular among mothers for holding babies in the past two years. For a 6-month-old baby, mothers can use the waist stool to place the baby on the mother’s chest and abdomen. In this posture, the baby’s head is close to the mother’s heart and feel very at ease. At the same time, this posture can make the baby’s face outward. , To satisfy the baby's curiosity about the outside world (Figure 3).
In addition, compared with ordinary slings, the waist stool disperses the burden of the mother's spine and waist, which is more labor-saving for the mother. Moreover, the waist stool is a good tool to "carry" your baby in summer. The baby sits directly on the waist stool to reduce the skin contact with the mother, which can cool down a lot. In addition, it is easy for the baby to change posture on the waist stool, which can avoid sweating caused by keeping the same posture for a long time.
Traditional sling-the back style is not conducive to observing the baby's condition
Back-carrying the baby with a sling is a more traditional and commonly used way to carry the baby. The mother leaned forward to let the baby lie on the mother's back comfortably, and then use the sling to fix the baby, so that the baby "sticks" to the mother's back since childhood. Life. In the past, many women used this kind of back posture to carry the baby and work properly because of the large number of children and busy housework. Now, mothers who carry their baby with a back strap are not conducive to the mother to observe the baby's condition, and it is not recommended to use it frequently.