As our children grow out of the newborn phase and into the toddler phase, they can begin to grow and become heavier. If you are carrying or holding your young one frequently and for long periods of time, their weight can put a strain on your back, shoulders, neck, and arms. It is not as easy to hold your child as when they were a newborn. A baby hip seat carrier is specifically designed to help alleviate some of that weight from causing strain on your body and creating uncomfortable tension that can lead to body aches, headaches, and minor injuries. The baby hip seat carrier allows you to comfortably hold your toddler on either side of your body while utilizing your stronger waist, hip, and pelvic muscles to support the weight of your child rather than your arm (note: it evenly distributes the weight and absorbs some of it), shoulder, and neck muscles. The baby hip seat carrier allows you to easily go from holding your baby to letting them down so they can run around freely. Other carriers strap in your child, however, a baby hip seat carrier is perfect for toddlers who are constantly wanting to go up into your arms and down to walk or crawl around and up again. The carrier is an open carrier that makes transitioning between up and down easy for both you and your child. Each carrier is designed differently and you should refer to the manufacturer’s recommended uses for the individual carrier brand, make, and model.
Yes, hip seats are safe for both babies and parents. Tushbaby hip seat baby carriers are free of harmful chemicals, approved by global safety standards, and verified through SGS testing. SGS testing is a world-leading testing and certification company. Aside from addressing the safety of the materials used to construct the hip seat, we need to address how proper use of a baby hip seat carrier can help ensure the safety and comfort of your child.
Once your infant has neck muscles that are strong enough to move them from a newborn carrier to a hip seat carrier, there are a few additional safety measures you should take when your child is sitting in the carrier. First, you want to make sure that your child is sitting upright and their neck and back are properly supported. Next, make sure the baby hip seat carrier is fastened securely to your body and that your child is flush against you as well. By following these few operating safety instructions, you can ensure you are using your hip seat carrier correctly and safely.
Now that we have established that the materials are safe and how to properly use your hip seat carrier, it is important to discuss how the hip seat carrier is safe for the parent who is wearing it. The baby hip seat carrier distributes the weight of your child evenly while absorbing a lot of weight too. This helps reduce strain on your lower back, neck, arms, and shoulders. Additionally, the baby hip seat carrier helps to keep you standing upright and keeps you less top-heavy. When someone is holding a child with either a different style of carrier or with no carrier at all, they tend to be top-heavy causing them to slouch over and put a strain on their lower back. As the weight of the child gets heavier and heavier we often pop a hip to the side to leverage some of the weight. This causes strain and stress on the body including the spine. The baby hip seat carrier keeps you upright, and if you already have pre-existing back pain, then a hip seat carrier is perfect to ensure that the weight of your child is not directly putting stress on your spine and/or back muscles. Ultimately, baby hip seat carriers are safe for not only the baby but for the parent as well.
Hip seat carriers can be used from newborn in the newborn position or for breastfeeding support. Once your baby is ready for a hip seat carrier, they can use it until they become too large for the equipment. This tends to happen when they turn 3-years old, on average. You can start to use a hip seat carrier as soon as your child has developed strong enough neck muscles to support their head on their own. When this happens differs for each baby, however, it tends to be sometime between 4 and 6 months.
In some cases, hip seat carriers are better than traditional carriers. For the carrier, they may be better for your back and can be easier to use and more durable. Hip seat carriers have different uses than traditional carriers, so one is not always better than the other. Here are some of the benefits of hip seat carriers. Hip seat carriers can be used from newborn and up to 3 years old. Tushbaby is easy to put up and down, offers storage for your things, and is lightweight and compact to take along for any adventure or errand.
Less strain on our neck, shoulders, and back: Hip seat carriers are designed to evenly distribute the weight of your child across your hips, abdomen, and pelvic area. The weight of your child is then supported by your hips and strong leg muscles. This keeps your back safe from excess strain as well as protects the muscles in your arms, neck, and shoulders.
Lightweight and versatile: The Tushbaby hip seat carrier comes with five storage pockets, weighs less than 1-pound, and offers four different carrying positions. The positions are feeding/breastfeeding, side carry, front-facing, and face to face.
With over 2,500 5-star reviews from customers around the globe, Tushbaby is the top-shelf carrier.
Good investment: If you buy a hip seat carrier when your child is a newborn, you can adjust its size and use it for almost 3 additional years.
Hip seat carriers are becoming more popular in recent years as their benefits are becoming more widely known. The hype around hip seat carriers grew after Tushbaby appeared on the popular television show Shark Tank. While other brands have tried to imitate Tushbaby, Tushbaby is the only safety-certified hip seat on the market. It would be nearly impossible to imitate. The Tushbaby brand was created by female founders who wanted to create an easy way to carry kids. Tushbaby is lightweight, versatile, practical, and can make your life easier.
Learn more about the differences between carriers here:
Yes, the Tushbaby hip seat carrier is hassle-free. It is compact, folds-up quickly, and weighs less than 1-pound. The Tushbaby hip seat carrier is extremely easy to put on by yourself as it only requires one person to fix the carrier to the body.
The recommended time frame that a child can use the Tushbaby hip seat carrier is from when they can support the weight of their own head, which tends to happen somewhere between 4 and 6 months, up until they outgrow the carrier.
Check out our additional resources on proper age for a hip seat carrier here:
Tushbaby’s design puts the hips in the proper sit squat “M”, yet another benefit of Tushbaby. The “M” position, also known as the “Spread Squat Position” can decrease the risk of hip dysplasia. Competing brands often fail to prioritize the safety of the child, thus failing to put their hips in the proper position.