When can I start carrying baby on my back?
It’s safe to begin wearing your baby in the back carry position when your baby shows strong neck and head control and can sit independently, which is usually around 6 months. I waited a little longer than 6 months to use the back carry position with my own kids, but that was just due to my comfort level.
How long can you carry a baby in a carrier?
There is no exact maximum time for a baby in a carrier, and in fact it will likely change as your baby grows and develops. As a general rule a baby should not spend more than 2 hours in a carrier but in reality it will depend on the situation, the carrier used, your baby’s age, strength, etc.
Can you babywear a newborn?
Newborn babies can be worn right away provided there are no medical concerns and the baby weighs around 8 pounds or more. You may find a stretchy wrap more comfortable for this stage.
When can I carry my baby in a carrier after C section?
It depends on how quickly your body is recovering, both in the abdominal area where your scar is healing and in terms of regaining your overall muscle strength and stamina. Ask your doctor for the go-ahead to try wearing your baby. If doc says your body isn’t quite ready, ask again in a week or two.