Carry your baby like a bag of groceries

  My friend Amber carrying her cute toddler on her hip. Yikes.

My friend Amber carrying her cute toddler on her hip. Yikes.

You’ve all seen the posture. A new mom with baby in tow. With her hip jutted out and baby on the side. Possibly a coffee cup in the other hand. It’s hard to be ergonomic as a new mom (I understand…I was just trying to carry as many things as I could without dropping my kids). But carrying kiddos on the hip creates a curve you don’t want: in your spine, a functional scoliosis.

After being pregnant, new moms have lost their body placement and feel very loosey-goosey. Whenever possible, carry your little ones in front, like a bag of groceries. And make sure to hold your core in.

  My friend Amber carrying her cute toddler on her hip. Much better.

My friend Amber carrying her cute toddler on her hip. Much better.

See how important it is to make a switch away from your hips? Try it. See how much better your back feels. And let me know about it, too!