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Written by Jeanne Ohm, D.C.   
Thursday, 01 September 2005 00:00
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Slings should be alternated from side to side and such type carriers, be they front or back, should be comfortably arranged on the parents’ shoulders to avoid undue stress. Parents should also take note of their upright posture while they are wearing the carrier. If it forces them to distribute their weight unevenly from side to side or front to back, then they need to either readjust the carrier or use a different style.

Finally, carrying the baby right from birth allows the parents’ spines to adapt to the rapid weight gain of the baby. It is much harder to start using a baby wearer once the baby is a few months old. Both parent and baby will find it more difficult to adapt. All in all, parents are on the move and babies need to be carried. Our website has an extensive list of the more common baby wearers to choose from. Visit this link: www.icpa4kids.org/research/children/babywearing.htm

There are many types of carriers available today. Try several and use various types for you and your baby.

Jeanne OhmAbout the Author:

Dr. Ohm is a practicing DC in a family, wellness based practice since 1981. She is an international lecturer on the topic "Chiropractic Care in Pregnancy and Infancy" to practicing Chiropractors and affiliated Care Providers. A Post Graduate Instructor for numerous Chiropractic Colleges, ahe is also the author of many papers on pregnancy, birth, children and chiropractic.

Dr. Ohm is the founder of Makin' Miracles...Connecting Kid's n' Chiropractic, a community outreach program to educate children and adults about the life saving benefits of chiropractic. Ahe is also the producer and writer of the children's chiropractic song, "Power On!" and educational video, "Birth Trauma: A Modern Epidemic." In addition, she is the Executive Coordinator for the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and editor of the I.C.P.A.'s bimonthly newsletter.

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