How to carry your child - a personal course
May 30, 2018
Each child has his own individual preferences regarding how he is worn, and
each parent has his own preferences regarding how to carry a child. Since bag-type bags have been used throughout the world for centuries, and we used them ourselves for our own research, we recommend using a sling bag as a standard accessory for taking a course on wearing a baby.(The following general instructions apply to most sling bag models, they may differ slightly depending on the model.)
At first, parents may feel uncomfortable wearing in their newborn's bag because the child seems too stiff and squeezed deep into the bag. Do not forget that your child was squeezed and in the womb and therefore used to giving this feeling of safety and reliability to the sensation. The crooked position is a natural position for the newborn. Colicky children get special satisfaction when they slide down into
. How to put on a bag
Decide on which shoulder you want the bag to hang. Take the bag for the area on which the strap is threaded through the rings, and put it over your head so that it lies on your shoulder and across your chest. In order for the bag to occupy a standard position, the strap should be in front, and the shoulder pad should lie on your shoulder. To wear in a newborn's bag, wear it "backwards"( so that the shoulder pad is in front, and the straps and strap are over the shoulder), so that the head of the newborn can rest on the shoulder pad as a pillow.
How to adjust the bag. You can adjust the size of the bag by simply pulling on the strap. Now the bag will fit more tightly. The smaller the child and / or the slender the one who wears it, the longer the tail will be. If you hold the child under the buttock while you tighten the strap, the weight of the child will less pressure on the bag and you will be easier to adjust the size of the bag.
Wear on the go! Once you securely and conveniently put the child in a bag, immediately start walking: the children usually associate the stay in the bag with the movement. If, putting the child in a bag, you will be too long to hesitate, the child can begin to show discontent.
small ball and pull the legs to the tummy.
Below are step-by-step explanations of how to carry a newborn baby in a bag.
Position "in the cradle"
The position "in the cradle" will be useful to you from birth and throughout the first year of life.
1. Put on the bag "backwards".
2. Supporting the child under the back and head, unfold the child in the direction in which you want it to lie in the bag, open the bag and put the child in the bag, plunging his neck into the pocket formed between the under-shoulder and the padded side of the bag.
3. Place the child's head on the shoulder pad as a pillow.
4. Adjust the size of the bag.
Location options "in the cradle".
In the the first month or two, so that the newborn baby is snug to your body more tightly, put it head to a buckle of two rings. Some children prefer to ride higher, in a semi-vertical position;others prefer to lie horizontally;others like the position "around the mother"( or dad) when their face is directed to your body, as when breastfeeding. Other options for this provision are described later in this article.
This position is convenient from birth to six months. In the first two months, as a rule, it is better to put the bag back on and use the shoulder pad as an extra support for the back and head of the baby, and to fill the remaining space in the bag. When a child grows up and it's better to fill a bag, try putting on a bag as it should, with a shoulder pad on the shoulder. Experiment to find a position that suits you and your child best.
1. Put the bag back on.
2. Place the child on your left shoulder with your left hand. With your right hand, pull the edge of the bag and lift it up, over the child.
3. Slightly bend forward, holding the child's back with your right hand, and with your left hand, pull the baby's legs down and pull them down the lower edge or, if the child is so small that he likes to pull the legs closer to the torso, leave the baby's legs in the bag.
4. Adjust the fit of the bag so that your child is securely pressed against your chest. In this position, the padded shoulder serves as an additional support for the back and head of a small child. Check that the bottom edge is snug against the baby's thighs, and the upper border tightly encircled the head and neck. If the bag is worn correctly and the child is seated in it reliably, it will seem that the child is sitting in a small bag, just barely towering over the top padded shoulder of the bag.
Some children like to have the bag tightened very tightly, otherwise they do not feel securely held. If you still feel that the bag is too wide in this position, try the following:( 1) The upper edge is usually much freer, and you can remove the extra centimeters by pulling it up and tucking it under your arm opposite the rings.
Kangaroo position( facing forward)
Between three and six months( some children used to be), your child may prefer the "kangaroo" position, or the position forward. As soon as the child has a good head and curiosity, the positions "in the cradle" and "pressed against the chest" may begin to seem too tight, and he may want to see more. The "kangaroo" position is preferable for very active children, who are pacified by a 180 ° view. If your child is one of those who like to arch with an arch, waving their arms and straining their backs, as if they are going to make a dive back when you try to wear them, either in a "cuddling" or "cradle" position, the problem can be solvedposition "kangaroo".
Hold this hand tightly pressed to your body to fix the top edge of the bag under your arm so that it fits tightly around the back and the child's head and that all the extra centimeters pass to your back.(2) Pull up the bag so that the bottom edge fits tightly around the child's bottom, forming a semblance of a bag - the child should sit on the inside of the bottom side of the bag.
To determine if your child is ready to wear his face forward, try this: without a bag, hold the child against his chest so that his back and head rest on your chest, and your hand was under his legs and benthis hips to his tummy. This is the standard position for calming calves. Start walking and turn slightly from side to side so that the child has a 180-degree varying view. If your child likes this position, he is probably ready for the position of "kangaroo".
Six-month-old children are very fond of this situation. They can hold on to the soft edge, like a handrail, and guide you wherever they would like to go by turning the bag in this direction. If you start early, some children enjoy the "kangaroo" position for a year or even longer.
Here's how to use your sum-ku-sling for the "kangaroo" position:
1. Hold the child forward, picking it up with one hand under the legs so that its back rest on your chest.
2. With your free hand, unbend the edge of the bag, forming a pocket.
3. Put the child in the pocket first with the butt, or so that he slides the backrest directly over your chest, or holding it with a bent hand. Most of the children are sitting on the bottom of a bag with crossed legs. Some children like to be so bent that their feet come out on the edge of the bag.
Position "in the ladies' saddle".
This is an option for facing the front. Put the child in the bag as for the "kangaroo" position. Then unfold the child's feet in the opposite direction to the rings, and lay his head in a bag formed by the bag a few centimeters from the rings.
Position "on the thigh"
Between four and six months or when the child can sit without support, your child may like to ride on your hip. To seat the child in this position, do the following:
1. Most parents prefer to carry their child on the side opposite their main hand;wear a child on the left thigh, if you are right handed, for example.
2. With your left hand( if you are right handed), hold the child high on your shoulder.
3. With your right hand, stretch the child's legs through the bag so that his ass is on your hip, and his widely spaced legs embrace your left side.
4. Adjust the bag so that the bottom edge fits snugly against the
child's knees, and the bag itself fits tightly around his ass. Pull the upper edge up so that it fits tightly the child's torso beneath his arms and reaches the top of his back.
Some children like to play the game, arched almost immediately after you put them in the bag on the thigh. There is nothing to worry about if the child bends away from you for some distance;It should not be so tightly attached as in a position "pressed against the chest".To distract him from these tricks, try to give the child a toy or immediately look into his eyes, convincing him that he needs to stay close to you, rather than pushing off from you.
Positions obtained from the position "on the thigh".The child can easily be moved from the position "on the thigh" to the "safe position on the hip", sliding it back so that his widely spaced legs are hugging not the side of your hip, but the back, and his head is behind your shoulder. This is the favorite position of the child over the age of the year, especially if you are doing something and want to take the child away from dangerous objects. The child still has the opportunity to look over your shoulder and see what you are doing. However, it is not necessary to carry the child completely on your back unless your bag is
. The most important pleasure of the bag for you and for your child is to experiment with different positions to find the ones that suit you and your child best. The earlier you begin to wear your baby( preferably begin during the newborn period, the better the child will get used to the bag.) Even children aged six months or older can be accustomed to the bag, but often enough creative approach is needed to calm the older child who first found himself in theThe
is designed for this and you do not have much experience of wearing the baby in this position. To move from the "on the thigh" position to the "cradle" position in order to feed or comfort the baby, moveand place the child's leg next to the second leg, and then move both legs across the rim, pointing them toward the rings so that the child lies in the bag across your chest. Push up excess fabric on the top edge so that your entire chest is completely closed andyou could imperceptibly feed the baby.