A baby carrier is generally a special apparatus designed to facilitate parents of infants and toddlers. It is, therefore, fundamental for every user that he or she knows how to use or operate this gadget and how to take care of it; or even if the owner is new to it, he or she must be familiarized with the basic handling norms, customs and safeties. Learning to use baby carrier is easier yet cautious as compared any other outfit, but once you are used to it, there is nothing like it. Broadly speaking, if you want to get yourself accustomed to use of a baby carrier, lessons can be divided into following steps: –
Step 1: Study the Design of Product
To learn and understand the basics of using a baby carrier, first of all you need to study, recognize and identify its major parts and their respective roles or functions. The best way is to consult the ‘instructions manual’ that every branded baby carriers accompanies. Openings, supports, pads, straps, pockets and frames are the main terminologies, which you are going to view in said manual. Get yourself well familiarized with each term, its meaning, location on actual product, and associated safeties lest you do anything, which subsequently harms your child.
Step 2: Wearing a Baby Carrier
After thorough reading and understanding as explained in Step 1 above, now you are ready to wear your baby carrier. Different carriers have distinct styles and compositions. Here as well you need to first go through the ‘instructions manual’. Follow the steps as described by individual manufacturer. It is better not to improvise yourself in this regard; because the method taught by original equipment manufacturer will always suit you the best. You may find the given procedure uncomfortable at first. But in the long run you will definitely be benefited and compensated.
Step 3: Housing of Child
Once you are comfortably through with your wearing step, it is now time to house your dear one inside the booth. Baby carriers are ideal for moms and babies both. Nevertheless, remember that infants, who are unable support their head, should face inward and need a sturdy support flap on the back of the carrier. Openings should be large enough to let the legs kick freely but sheltered enough that your baby cannot drop downward or to one side. Most carriers fit infants up to 20 or 25 pounds. However, many models allow older babies to face outward once they can hold their head up. Open-backed side or hip carriers are the best only for babies who can sit upright. So, always verify and recheck the weight limits and design features before you get your child inside the cockpit.
Step 4: Moving with the Carrier
After being fully satisfied that your child is perfectly fitted or positioned in accordance with the design limitations, now you can enjoy the luxury to move, walk, work, use a mobile phone, use ATM card, stroll trolleys and the list goes on with your baby all-the-time stick to you and hands absolutely free. You may feel it difficult at first; but that is quite normal. You will feel killing pain in your back and shoulders. And that is the reason most of the parents stop using it after a couple of times as it hurts. But as you get used to it, believe it, you’ll find it much more discomfited to live without it.