POSITION OF A NEWBORN FOR SKIN-TO-SKIN - AND BABY CARRYING
For a newborn baby, it can be left in the fetal position, legs curled up on itself. Thereafter, the "frog" (sitting-squatting) position is recommended: rounded back, but leg bent up (knees above the buttocks, aproximatively at belly button height). This is the natural position the baby is getting when we snuggle him against us.
Inside the garment: The garment should fit snugly to provide good support. You should feel that the baby's weight is evenly distributed without pressure points. The fabric should support the back, shoulders, buttocks up under the knees. The head should also be supported if you get up. Airways must be clear and visible at all times, the chin should not touch his chest (chin up). The ideal height: up to kiss.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Some pictures circulating on the Internet showing our clothes with bad positioning. Poor positioning can be harmful to the normal growth of the baby, can be bad for proper breathing and can also damage the garment.
Example: In this picture, baby's spine is bent backwards, which is not a natural position for a baby. In addition, the garment has been overly stretched to move the baby's arms outside, which could break it.
Caution you must take when wearing the baby in a garment:
-Make sure the position is not too "relaxed" (too rounded back), and check if support is well spread from below the knee to the other.
-Always make sure the baby is breathing normally, the airway must never be obstructed.
-Avoid heat stroke. Be on the lookout for signs of discomfort, especially if it is a very warm day. Heat rash, wet hair, are the signs.
-Pay attention to your new dimension, you must not get caught in the door frame with the baby!
-Don't sleep, don't do sports or cooking with baby inside the garment. Avoid any situation where a fall could occur.
-Make sure the garment is always clean (wash before first wear) and in good condition. If a seam is about to open, discontinue the use of carrier or garment
Always use new garment, non-threadbare and non-broken only. Garments more than two years old, or which have worn small tears should not be used to support a baby.