How to choose a baby carrier

By: Dr. Mélissa Desrosiers, DC Mar 06, 2014
How to choose a baby carrier | Rockland Family Chiropractic & Wellness Centre

What should I look for in a baby carrier?

Tips for choosing the perfect baby carrier for your little one.

1. Carry your baby facing you

The flexed position a baby assumes on his mother’s chest is more efficient at conserving heat than chest exposed. It also supports the head and the neck properly avoiding airways obstruction. The positional asphyxia is possible when babies have no neck control and their chin falls toward their chests.

2. Choose a carrier that supports the hips

Choosing an ergonomic carrier that supports the legs is important for healthy hip development. Your baby’s leg should be pulled up to at least hip level if not higher. This is possible only if the fabric in a baby carrier covers the whole back of the tigh, to the backside of the knee. If not, the baby’s legs are simply dangling, his spine and hips are unsupported to and
there is simply nowhere for baby to sit.

Dr. Desrosiers graduated from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 2013. She is an active member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario and the Canadian Chiropractic Association. Originally from Quebec, she chose to settle in Rockland, to offer family chiropractic care.

Dr. Desrosiers has extensive specialized training. She is certified in Graston technique®, Kinesiotaping® and Thompson Technique®. Since March 2012, Dr. Desrosiers has been studying Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies. In January 2014, she will embark on three years’ training in Obstetrics and Pediatrics with the International Chiropractic Association (ICA).