Tips for Babywearing And Cooking

Screen Shot 2016-03-16 at 1.31.40 PMOne of the many benefits to babywearing is being able to multi-task and get things done while still keeping baby close.  Laundry, grocery shopping, running after an older child, prepping a meal or a snack, all become so much easier when we have our hands-free with baby safely snug in a baby carrier.  However, some special consideration is needed when in the kitchen.  Keep these safety tips in mind anytime you are prepping a meal while babywearing to keep baby safe and happy.

tips for cooking and babywearing

  1. If you are going to be doing any sort of cutting you will want the baby in the side/hip or back carry positions.
  2. The front carry position works best when doing simple, everyday things in the kitchen like making sandwiches for lunch, mixing a batch of cookies, making smoothies, etc.
  3. Use caution when cooking on the stove top, as grabby hands and heat don’t mix. Consider putting baby down or switching with another caregiver (if available) if you are working over a hot stove frying or sautéing. It’s safest to keep all limbs and hands out of reach of anything that could burn.
  4. If you need to bend down, don’t bend over at the waist when baby is in the baby carrier.  Squat down instead, bending your knees.  (It’s better for your back, too!)


Photo courtesy of Kelly Fondots.

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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