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Babywearing - common areas of complaints

Babywearing - common areas of complaints

By Rynette Tan, Babywearing Consultant & Louise Yow, Principal Physiotherapist at Phoenix Rehab Shoulder/neck pain The large majority of caregivers tend to carry babies on their front using a soft structured carrier, or full buckled carrier. In this position, the carrier’s straps sit on the caregiver’s shoulders, in rucksack style. With the baby’s weight on the wearer’s front, the caregiver’s shoulders tend to be pulled forward. For many caregivers who are not mindful of this forward pull and do not or are unable to extend back, pain can result at the top of the shoulder/neck area as well as at the front...

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Exercises to help with Babywearing

Exercises to help with Babywearing

By Rynette Tan, Babywearing Consultant & Louise Yow, Principal Physiotherapist at Phoenix Rehab For marathon runners, training helps to keep you in shape and prepares the body to take on the task of running long distance. Similarly, babywearing can be viewed as a sport that you can prepare and train your muscles for, to take on the extra load of carrying your child. It is very much like strength and endurance training.  As the child grows in size and weight, there will be more demands on the person’s body to carry a heavier load.  Here are 3 exercises that you can...

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Babywearing - is it for me?

Babywearing - is it for me?

By Rynette Tan, Babywearing Consultant & Louise Yow, Principal Physiotherapist at Phoenix Rehab Babywearing is the art of carrying your child Babywearing is a practice from olden times that has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. It has regained popularity due to the convenience of allowing caregivers to be handsfree, thereby allowing them to attend to other daily matters. It also enables closeness to the child, and facilitates bonding and attachment. Common questions that potential babywearers ask are: Why should I carry my child in a carrier instead of just using my arms? Will I get back aches carrying my...

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Babywearing & Breastfeeding

Babywearing & Breastfeeding

Babywearing and breastfeeding often go hand in hand. They both help to establish and reinforce a strong bond between mother and child, and research has shown that babywearing significantly improves breastfeeding rates. Breastfeeding in a carrier is also liberating for a mother, as it allows her the convenience of being on the move or caring for an older child, while still meeting baby’s needs.  

However, learning to breastfeed in a carrier may not be as simple as it looks. It is in fact an acquired skill that can take some time to master.  Here are some tips to help you breastfeed in a carrier successfully.

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Babywearing Exercises – Get your postpartum body back into shape!

Babywearing Exercises – Get your postpartum body back into shape!

Babywearing exercises can be fun and enjoyable, and is an excellent way for moms to get a good workout while bonding with bub. For moms with sticky babies who can’t be put down, babywearing exercises are a great way to do something for yourself without having to give up time with baby – double win!

We worked with Jaqui Heng, founder of Herlifts – Singapore’s leading women strength training gym – to come up with recommendations that you can perform at the comfort of your own home.  

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