Don’t hold your baby on one side
- It may be easier and more comfortable to hold your baby on one side. However, shifting your baby’s weight to only one side of the body can create an imbalance and lead to back problems.
- That’s why it’s better to hold your baby to your chest and support him with both hands.
Use the baby carrier properly
- If you’re carrying your baby in a front sling, pull as high as you can.
- Make sure the baby is also very close to you, you should fasten the sling. This will put less pressure on your back.
- When your baby starts to weigh about 9kg, switch to a sling. If the baby’s weight is larger and you continue to wear the sling in front of your chest, it will cause lower back pain.
Sit comfortably while breastfeeding
- Sit in a chair with a good backrest.
- Instead of bending over so that your chest touches your baby’s mouth, bring your baby’s mouth up to yours. You can use pillows or blankets to support your baby and bring him closer to your chest.
Be careful when lifting your baby out of bed
- Before you start lifting, pull your baby closer to your chest. That way, you won’t have to stretch your arms.
- Don’t bend over to your waist to pick up your baby. Instead, bend and flex your hips. Squeeze the core muscles and use your legs to lift the baby.
Easier to lift baby from high chair
When you put your baby in or lift him out of the high chair, remove the tray. That way, you won’t have to strain your back to try to fit your baby into the narrow space between the tray and the back of the chair. You also won’t have to pick your baby up and over the tray.
Sit in the car while putting your baby in his or her own seat
- Car seats are heavy, so don’t try to put your baby in the car when he’s already in the car seat. Instead, secure the front seat and then put the baby inside.
- Do not stand outside while you are putting your child in the car seat. Since the safest child seat is in the middle, you can sit down in one of the booster seats with your child on your lap, then place your child in a child restraint.
Don’t bend down to pick your baby up
- Be in a squatting position and tighten your abs.
- Place your baby as close to your chest as possible to avoid extending your arms.
- Use your legs to lift your baby up.
Choose children’s equipment of the right height
- To avoid bending over when changing diapers, choose a diaper changing table that is higher than your waist. For extra support, you can prop one leg up on a stool or lower drawer.
- In general, if you are concerned about the health of your back, choose equipment for your child that is higher off the ground. For example, instead of the low swings in the park, you can buy a children’s swing with a more suitable height.
Try not to bend over when using the stroller
• Keep your back straight when pushing your baby’s stroller. If you bend over, that can strain your back muscles and cause spinal misalignment.
• To carry your baby in and out of the stroller, squat down to pick him up.
Pay attention to your posture when playing with your child
When playing with your child, it can be easy to forget that you have to sit up straight to avoid back pain. However, try to be a little mindful of your sitting posture. Sit with your back straight, while keeping your head and neck above shoulder height.
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