However, there is more than one way to carry your baby, and as he gets older, he will need less spinal support. Once your baby is about six months old, you can start with one-handed holds, or carry him around in a sling, pouch or baby seat.
Different ways to carry your baby
It is actually important to hold your baby in different ways to prevent plagiocephaly. This is a condition where you baby develops ‘flat spots’ – quite literally – if he remains in one position for too long. Here are some different positions in which you can carry your baby:
Babies are born with rounded backs, so their spines will have to straighten out over the next few months. It is a gently process, and if you carry your baby the right way you are greatly helping the process along.
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