Those who don’t have a baby carrier typically carry kids on their hips. As parents, we put our kids on our hips countless times per day, and it’s...exhausting. When grandma is in charge, she'll be doing the same. Think about how exhausting it must be for her.
The fact is, little ones love to be held and snuggled up to you. They like to see the world up high like you do. But carrying a baby on your hip can lead to back and shoulder problems as discussed here and here.
How many mamas out there are all for the baby snuggles!? I love carrying my baby but I have been dealing with De Quervain's Tenosynovitis AKA "mommy thumb" for about two months now. The thumb tendons are aggravated when I carry Noah, open jars, wrestle with him to stay put during poopy diaper changes, or lower him into his crib. The thing is, I do not want to stop doing all of these things!
It’s been one year since we officially launched TushBaby. And in that time, we’ve sold a bunch of product, made a bit of money, and gotten a whole lot of 5-star reviews. But so much more happened over the last twelve months than could possibly be captured in sales facts and marketing figures.