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.
Nuria is a Babywearing Consultant trained with the School of Babywearing. She especializes in newborn and baby carrying. To enable you to make an informed choice, she offers one-to-one consultations. These sessions allow you to experiment with different slings to find the one which best meets your requirements.
Please contact her to enquiry about fees and availability (firstname.lastname@example.org; 07413304701)
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).