Ergonomic babywearing implies a respect of the child's physiognomy and physiology. It ensures a comfortable and safe position for the baby, while adequately distributing the weight of the baby on the wearer's shoulders and hips. So, according to wearer’s needs and preferences, it adapts to the development of the baby while ensuring his or her well-being.
Above all, it is a matter of comfort and respect for your baby's development. The physiological position is therefore the best position to adopt, but not the only valid one.
Flexion position of the newborn (8 lbs. and over)
Babywearing implies the respect of certain principles relating to ergonomical and physiological babywearing. However, when it comes to newborns, it is necessary to be extra careful because a young baby's development does not allow him or her to be carried in all positions or in all baby carriers.
When it comes to babywearing, a newborn is considered to be a child of 0 to 6 months, born at term (38 weeks or more) and generally in good health.
The newborn's position
To carry a newborn baby, it is important to observe the natural position, which the baby adopts when he or she is in our arms. It is frequent to hear about the squatting straddle position (previously called the 'frog leg position') because the baby usually folds his legs in front of him, spreading them slightly, without them protruding the hips.
It is therefore imperative to reproduce the natural spacing that the baby adopts (when you hold him or her against you without a baby carrier), regardless of his or her age or the type of baby carrier, until the baby's physiological development allows him or her to further spread his or her hips.