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#1 of 3 Old 08-11-2013, 07:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've seen lots of resources on basic infant safety in carries (example: http://babywearinginternational.org/pages/safety.php) but nothing beyond a few basics regarding what posture the infant should be in. 

 

I thought I had DD secure in my ring sling, for example, and kept checking on her airway, but it wasn't till an hour later that I realized she had slumped down into a sideways bend so that her back had a bit of a "C" curve to it. 

 

Similarly, in the boba wrap, I found that after a short walk, her body had moved from a mostly upright position into a sideleaning position with her back bent also. 

 

I also worry that her back is too bent in other weird ways. 

 

Are their any resources that talk more about this and it's effect on the baby's spine? 

 

I want to make sure I am tightening and securing my baby in correctly. She is just a week old, so has little muscle tone to stay in position. 


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A newborns spine should be curved in a c shape. http://www.bobafamily.com/research/strollers-baby-carriers-and-infant-stress/

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A newborns spine should be curved in a c shape. http://www.bobafamily.com/research/strollers-baby-carriers-and-infant-stress/

Oh, I should be clearer. What i was worries about was seeing her make a "C" shape to the side. So like collapsing into a side bend.

Thanks for the link though! Not sure why I couldn't find this page. Helps a lot.

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