The baby’s posture
The most important element in terms of carrying ergonomics is for the baby’s back to be curved forward with its head resting against your chest. To obtain this position, the baby’s knees must be higher than its bottom. Also make sure that its feet are not touching you, as the baby could then push up and straighten its back.
Beyond these widely shared principles, a variety of practice exist and, far from attempting to settle the debate or take sides, we are open to different customs: each baby is different, all parents have their own views. What seems necessary for some will be optional for others…The art of becoming a parent is the art of listening to the baby and to oneself, and adapting!
Throughout the world, there are various ways of carrying a baby. In many African countries the baby is carried on the back in a cloth right from birth. The mother places the baby on her back and then wraps the cloth around them. The baby is generally carried with its legs apart, which helps form its hips and avoid hip dysplasia. The cloth is pulled upward to support small babies’ heads.
In an effort to make our baby-carrying garments as comfortable as possible, we have consulted midwives, pediatric nurses, and experts in the art of baby carrying. The Trois Plumes kangaroo dress enables women to carry babies in a comfortable position, with its back curved forward and its weight distributed over the whole torso.
Trois Plumes garments are in compliance with safety regulations (NF EN 13209-2 : 2005).