Carrying your child in your arms or using a baby carrier with them doesn't suddenly end when your child reaches 12 months old, 2 years old, 3 years old or beyond!
There's always a point when your toddler or preschooler's legs get tired and they just want you to pick them up. Thankfully there's many baby carrier options out there that I can tell you about! And there's many more benefits to carrying your toddler too, not just saving those tired legs!
Toddler Babywearing Benefits:
There's a few options for carrying your toddler! You can continue carrying them on your front for as long as you like, but as they get taller and their legs longer, it does get a little much on your front and up in your face.
A hip carry or a back carry is generally the preferred option! Here is what you might like to use:
1. An Ankalia Go Toddler Size Buckle Carrier - this would be best if you think you'll be carrying your child for long stints and that they might fall asleep too and have a rest. Buckle carriers are very supportive
2. An Ankalia Onbuhimo - these are awesome for high back carry piggy backs and they fold up super small and compact. Better though for shorter 20-30 minute quick carries as they don't have a waistband to help hold that extra support.
3. A ringsling - these are fantastic for a hip carry and allow your child to see out and around like they are sitting on your hip but with more support for you. A good investment too as can be used from newborn to toddler. The same as an Onbuhimo though, best for shorter time frame carries :)
If you need to clarify any information, shoot me an email or message on socials!
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Many parents wonder if they can still use a baby carrier if their baby is in a brace and being treated for Hip Dysplasia. The short answer is usually always yes! Which is great news. It’s about finding a suitable carrier style that is comfortable for you and your baby whilst they are in the brace.