Babywearing Tips | Hip Carry

To celebrate babywearing week, we reached out to our friends at Babywearing International.  BWI is a non-profit group that helps all the parents wear all the babies!  We love the work they do promoting babywearing as a universally accepted practice (thank you!), with benefits for both child and caregiver.  They provide education and support to parents, caregivers, and educators through outreach activities (check out some activities in your area). At the heart of BWI is their network of chapters run by Volunteer Babywearing Educators serving their local communities, these educators can help you with everything from which carrier is best for you to how to do a back carry.

So, when we were looking for babywearing tips to share, naturally we reached out to this amazing network to get their tips from experience!  We’ve grouped their tips by topic, so you can easily find what you are looking for!  Today’s focus:  hip carry.

Babywearing Tips | Hip Carry

  • Our favorite tip for Ergo users is use that hip carry!!! When the weather is hot it is helpful to use the hip carry, which is a one shouldered carry, and provides more airflow for both caregiver and baby! The hip carry is definitely an underused tool with the Ergo! We recommend it often! [BWI of O’ahu]
  • If you are doing a Hip Carry in an Ergobaby Carrier and you are finding that the shoulder strap digs into your neck, try clipping the chestbelt.  You may need to move it around to get it to clip comfortably, but clipping it can pull the strap away from your neck and make for a very comfortable Hip Carry. [BWI of Southern Maryland]

Christina is a mama, conservationist, DIY’er, vintage fanatic, dog lover and the Ergobaby director of community.

She is passionate about babies, babywearing, birth, yoga, natural living, and healthy eats. When not online reading and writing about all of the above, she can be found spending time with her daughter, creating their family story in Los Angeles.

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October 9, 2014