Live Q&A- 10th May


If only Motherhood came with a manual! Luckily, our experts are here to help. If you have wondered about Babywearing - the benefits and risks, the carrier varieties, when to start and stop, this Live Q & A is for you. Our Expert, Shefali Tiwari, will be clarifying all myths and doubts on babywearing.

Name: Shefali Tiwari

Topic: Babywearing- Benefits and Breaking Myths

Date: 10th May, 2018

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Designation: Certified Babywearing Educator/ Babycarrier Consultant

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#askshefali#liveqna does baby wearing leads to backache for mother? Also read and heard that baby wear gears tend to broaden the leg gaps of babies which is why it shouldn't be done. PS: I will be starting baby wearing by Monday with Soul Rosa Anoona . Is it recommended only for short duration?

Very useful!!!

ritu singhal hello :) Babywearing in an ergonomic carrier supports your shoulders and back which actually prevents backache. As long as you are the wearing the carrier properly there shouldn't be any pain. Initially which you are getting used to it, it can pain a bit but it's more like a workout pain :) it strengthens your muscles.
Babycarriers do not broaden the leg gaps. That is a myth. Babywearing mimics the natural carrying position of the baby. The only difference is instead of your arms, the cloth carrier gives the required support to the baby.
You can carry your baby on an ergonomic carrier as long as you and baby are comfortable. I have carried my baby in a carrier for 6 hours including the diaper breaks :)

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My daughter is 1.5 months old. When can I start using baby wearing? Also, which type is most comfortable for baby and mom?

#AskShefali , thanks for enlightening us on this. Also, can I start the Carrier after the baby completes 3 months ?

Amruta Naik; congratulations! you can start Babywearing from day 1 of birth in a newborn appropriate carrier like a wrap or a ring sling :)

Annie; you can start from day 1 of birth :) a wrap and a ring sling are best for newborns

#askshefali my baby is 4.5 months old..which baby Carrier would be the best.i tried putting him in the Mee Mee Carrier he was very uncomfortable and crying

#askshefali ; my baby is 3.5 months old. Should we be using a stroller at all and of yes from which month onwards and what should be the criteria for choosing the right stroller .. thanks

#askshefali which is the best baby carrier for a 6 month old ?

#askshefali ...
Hii my baby Rey is 7 months old now ....
Now at present i live in nuclear family with mother in law, father in law n hubby ...
Soon will be going to home town where I live in joint family....
Here I don't feel tiredness to carry my baby as our outing r short ....
But still I m interested in baby wearing... thing is till what age v can carry our baby in baby carrier....which type will be suitable for 7 months baby ...

Yes, please suggest some good brands..

#askshefali my baby is 3 months old which baby carrier is best to use for long term

I am 9 month son's mother Mera beta kuch nahi khata bahot pareshan karta hai

Meeta Rajani Mee Mee is a non ergonomic carrier and untested for safety. The material is also not summer friendly. While it is not unsafe it can make the mother and baby uncomfortable. Invest in an ergonomic safety tested carrier. You can use any type of carrier like ring sling, wrap, meh dai or a full buckle depending on your preference and needs. Where do you stay? You can visit your local Babywearing library/educator. Try all options and then take your call :)

#askshefali Which is the most affordable and safe method of baby wearing to use..

#askshefali Do let me know is it safe to ride a scooter with a 4 month old using a baby carrier...

#askshefali Shefali ma' have spoken of ergonomic..Which brand will you suggest...I'm interested to know the brand that you are using in your profile pic.

#askshefali ; kindly do suggest an ergonomic brand

Pallavi that totally depends on your personal preference. No carrier is best or worst :) best way to find out is to try few carriers at your local sling library . Or u can list out your needs like how long do you wish to wear and where etc

Mahi Gajwani; at this point you can opt for a full buckle. As babies grow and gain weight carrying them in arms does become painful for some so a baby carrier really helps in this case

Annie Sthuti Panigrahy Singh; soul, Anmol, kolkol, cookiie pie, little wings, easyfeel, almitra.. there are many indian tested brands. You can search these on facebook. Most of them have their website too

Indu you can opt for adjustable full buckles like soul anoona, cookiie yoga, kolkol leenam they work from newborn to toddler(20kgs) stage

Sangeetha Gopi riding any vehicle while Babywearing is very unsafe. Please do not attempt it.

#askshefali how to get in touch with our local sling library?

Sangeetha Gopi a ring sling is the most affordable. Have a look at that. There are many brands like Anmol, kolkol, soul, cookiie pie, little wings, almitra, easyfeel, honky baby etc. I am using soul ring sling in the picture.

Pallavi where do you stay?

Ok. Thank you..

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