In this article, you will discover a real testimonial from a mother who carried her baby in a sling and in a baby carrier and then tried back carrying.
“I've been carrying my baby (wink) since he was born, in a sling and then in a baby carrier, but it took me 12 months to test out back carrying. The time it took for me to feel confident enough, no doubt. It's amazing how you can get carried away with certain techniques or practices... It's crazy how you can then say to yourself: "But why didn't I do it before?"
You don't dare to do it yet? One thing is sure, there is no point in forcing yourself, but if you are like me, then a parent's testimony can make you see things in a different way. Today, because not a week goes by without me carrying my son on my back, I thought it was absolutely necessary to tell you about my experience, in order to convince you to adopt this method of carrying... when you feel like it!”
Baby back carrying: the click
Whether you use a baby wrap or a baby carrier, you must first express your desire to carry your child on your back. Do you want your baby to have a good view of the landscape during walks? Or to have your hands free to go about your business? However, you should wait until baby holds his head and his legs and hips spread out naturally. In addition to the physiological aspect, you must also feel ready as a parent. Babywearing your baby in front, having him "within kissing distance" is such a tender practice that you may feel reluctant to change or at least alternate. I'm writing this because this is also what prevented me for a long time from going into back carrying, in addition to the ease of putting him in front. For me, it all started a few days after I bought my HoodieCarrier baby carrier. The installation was already a joy in front mode, so I challenged myself: what if I wore it on my back? I started by reading the instructions in the manual, but it was mainly the YouTube tutorials that got me through. And you know what? He hardly ever napped in the morning, but he fell asleep a few minutes after being rocked on his back. For the first installation, I saw this as a sign. A sign of tiredness of course... but also a sign of encouragement: "Too comfortable back carrying mum! Will you carry me like this more often?"
CARRYING A BIG BABY ON YOUR BACK: SO COMFORTABLE
The baby carrier was already a great companion, but I have to admit, the backpack mode makes it the real ally of my weekends. "That's the great thing about babywearing, whether in a wrap or a baby carrier, is that you can't get enough of it. "This time I'll carry you in the front", "Let's take off, I'll put you in the back". Yes, for sure, back-carrying is a facet that it would be a shame to neglect or to leave aside, out of fear. After being won over by the backpack mode, I introduced the dad to it for their weekly walks in the park. In the HoodieCarrier of course! The baby's weight is completely balanced and even seems lighter than in the front (backpack effect)! Our son is very calm, he smiles, enjoys it, and I feel like I have been given a new role: that of talking about the little pleasures of back carrying and why not... convince you!
This carrying position gives you unprecedented freedom of movement while keeping your baby on your back, ready to discover the world.
To carry your baby on your back in a baby carrier, here is our video tutorial:
So, are you convinced to try it? If you need to, don't hesitate to contact us or to consult one of the Love Radius trained instructors during a babywearing workshop :)
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