Hips and knees bent. Whichever you decide to choose remember that baby carrier for newborn should allow the baby to rest in natural frog position with hips and knees bent thighs supported knees higher than bum and spine naturally curved.
This is the optimal way of carrying a baby.
Correct baby carrier position newborn. The ideal position for babies of all sizes in my opinion at least is an upright tummy to tummy position unless baby is nursing. Knees higher than the bottom or at least at the hip level m liked shape bent at 110 120 angle the straddle should be at about 60 and gradually should increase up to 90 as the baby grows. Baby s feet rotated to the outside.
Baby should be placed on the parent s chest the carrier brought up behind baby s back and the shoulder straps draped over the parent s shoulders. The thighs are spread around the grown up s torso and the hips bent so the knees are slightly higher than the buttocks with the thighs supported. Most babies actually prefer the upright position over a cradle hold and even brand new newborns can be worn this way in any carrier including ring slings which many instinctively try to cradle young babies in.
If the baby carrier is used properly the newborn baby should maintain natural safety position. While supporting baby with one hand reach back and grab one shoulder strap and with a firm but gentle pulling motion snug the strap until it is fairly tight. For newborns the car seat they should only be using is that in the rear facing position.
Our baby carriers are comfortable ergonomic and safe for baby s hips. If you are new to baby wearing or just started with a new type of carrier take time to learn how to use it appropriately to ensure that baby is positioned both closely and securely inside. Newborns should ideally be worn in an upright tummy to tummy position with legs in or out depending on the carrier if you choose a legs in position make sure baby s weight is on her bum and not her feet.
The other suitable car seat includes a car bed. This position allows the baby to be in a position named jockey position or frog position. This includes an infant only car seat rear facing car seat only and a convertible or all in one car seat positioned in rear facing form only.
A cradle position can be used while nursing but baby should ideally be returned to the upright position when finished. Ergobaby omni 360 baby carriers embrace newborn carriers four position 360 baby carriers adapt baby carriers original baby carriers and swaddlers have been acknowledged as hip healthy products by the international hip dysplasia institute. According to pediatricians an upright position that ensures free air passages free movement for the legs and arms and good support for the neck and head is the optimal position for a newborn.
Yes when your baby sits in a babybjörn carrier their legs hips and spine are in the same position as when you carry your child in your arms. We recommend keeping one or two hands on baby at all times until you get used to a carrier and are certain that all buckles and ties are secure.