Ergonomics, back support and free airways
Almost all types of movement are a form of exercise for a baby. Waving their arms and legs, being carried, sleeping on their back, lying on their tummy, and wriggling or crawling are all different kinds of movements and positions that encourage your baby’s back to develop. A baby’s back is C-shaped at first and gradually develops into the more S-shaped back of an adult.
Naturally, we consider the shape of a baby’s back when developing BabyBjörn baby carriers. All our baby carrier models provide the back support that your baby needs. The design of our baby carriers also ensures that the child’s weight is evenly distributed, so as not to place undue pressure on their lower back.
When babywearing in a carrier, it’s important that your baby’s head doesn’t fall forward, so they sit with their chin against their chest. A baby’s windpipe is soft and sensitive to pressure, which means that their breathing can be restricted if their neck is bent too far in either direction. It’s therefore very important that the baby carrier provide good support for the child’s back to avoid a slumped posture.
All BabyBjörn baby carriers provide the proper back support. This enables the baby to sit in the upright position that keeps their airways free.
The child’s ability to move their arms and legs, which helps develop their sense of balance, is similarly unrestricted in a baby carrier from BabyBjörn.
If you’d like to read more about ergonomic carrying positions and babywearing in the facing-in and facing-out positions, you can do so here.