BABY - Head Positioning
How should I position my baby’s head in front carries?
A newborn cannot move his head to relieve muscular tensions, so the wrapper should be careful about the position of his head to avoid any discomfort..
The wrapper’s body type can affect the way Baby is positioned. Don’t be afraid to try carrying your Baby in your arms and see where on your upper body his head and spine can be properly positioned.
Pay extra attention to the way the head is lined up with the spine:
- Head tilted to the side (ear to shoulder) VS correct positioning
- Head falling backward VS correct positioning
- Head falling to the front (chin on chest) VS correct positioning
If your Baby’s asleep with his head turned to one side, you can regularly help him change side to anticipate and relieve tensions.