At June 22 you often hear me talk about physiological carrying.

But what does that mean? What does physiological carriage imply and what can be the consequences in the event of non-physiological carriage?

I will give you some answers in this article...

First, let's start from a simple observation. When babies are born, not all areas of their skeleton are ossified, the joints are very flexible and in the process of forming .

Bad positions can for example hamper the development of the cartilage and the correct interlocking of the joints . We are mainly talking about the spine and hips.

In general, when we think of a non-physiological baby carrier, we immediately have the image of baby carriers which support only the crotch and which therefore offer a single point of support leaving baby in a very vertical position, the legs which dangle. This can result in a problem with the interlocking of the vertebrae.

A physiological carry must guarantee the baby a "rounded back" position, the knees higher than the buttocks. A bit like the position it had in your belly throughout your pregnancy.

You might think that a baby with very free legs that wiggle all over the place is great, well no! This can lead to serious hip problems like dysplasia or dislocation . Aouch aouch !

Having an adjustable means of carrying is also an important point. Baby is growing and we don't all have the same morphology. This keeps baby at " kissing height" , an important rule of physiological babywearing that allows the baby's head to be held without constraint.

Here, I hope to have clarified a little the subject which is far from being able to fit in only one article.

See you soon – Audrey

Ps 1: you can find a list of babywearing instructors here

Ps 2: find sling tutorial videos and sling instructions

February 05, 2019 — audrey timbert kiavué

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