When it comes to a hip seat carrier that’s also hip, stylish, and comfortable, Tushbaby’s got your back – literally. The Tushbaby hip seat is ergonomic, doctor-approved, and designed with your back and your baby in mind.
First, let’s talk baby. Tushbaby’s wide seat base puts your baby’s hips in the proper “M” position with thighs supported — this allows for a straighter spine and keeps their hips in a healthy position, with their legs lifted rather than dangling or hanging.
Now back to you: Worn high and tight above your hips, Tushbaby alleviates pressure on your back and shoulders and reduces arm and wrist strain so you can carry your baby longer and more comfortably. Did we mention that it’s also lightweight — weighing under 1lb, is stain-resistant, and machine washable? That sounds pretty good to us!
Many parents like a baby carrier that offers full support, from slings to wraps to more structured material. Carriers work great for parents who want to be “attached” to their babies without having to use their hands and arms to hold them constantly. They also may help soothe a baby who is fussy, going through a growth spurt, or simply likes to be held… a lot!
But once your baby is a little older, independent, and curious about the world around them, it’s a great idea to make the switch to a hip carrier. Hip carriers allow for more independence as your baby grows and develops, and they work wonders for your back, alleviating any strain and pressure. They also work great for the toddler who wants to be picked up… and put down… and picked back up again… you get the idea.
Most pediatricians recommend a healthy seated “M” position when using a hip seat carrier. That means your tot’s knees should be sitting higher than their tush when they’re in the face-to-face and side carry position.
For optimal hip health, their hips and legs should also be able to move freely and not be straight or together for long periods of time. But no matter how you wear your baby, it’s a good idea to adjust your baby’s legs and hips every so often to make sure they’re in that Marvelous, Magnificent, aMazing M-shape.
Tushbaby is great for breastfeeding support, making it the perfect carrier at any age. But because a hip seat carrier isn’t totally hands-free, it’s important to remember that while you can wear your baby snugly and close to your body, you will still need to keep them secure with your arms for the safest support possible. But by the time your baby is around 4 months old and has control over their neck and head, you can use the hip seat carrier in various ways. So snuggle your baby on a hip seat all you want; just keep them secure with one arm so you can safely wear them on your hip.
Every baby is different and will develop and grow at their own pace within standard guidelines. But as soon as your baby can hold up their head, usually around 4 to 6 months, they can sit out and face the world! Even more exciting, with Tushbaby, they’ll also have the option to continue sitting face-to-face, or they can be worn on your side, straddling your body so they can snuggle and cling while enjoying all of the exciting sights around them.
Tushbaby offers four carry positions: front-facing, face-to-face, side carrying, and feeding position. It can be used from infancy to 36 months, and supports children up to 45lbs. When your tot is older, you can even use Tushbaby for piggyback rides — they’ll love it!
Absolutely! Sitting while babywearing is perfectly fine, as long as your baby’s legs and feet don’t hit any surfaces accidentally. Most parents and caregivers perfect the art of sitting while babywearing, and you will, too. Remember, with a hip carrier, you’ll have to keep your baby secure with one arm, so it’s not totally hands-free, but you’ll still be able to carry your baby more comfortably and with less hassle than more traditional carriers. Tushbaby also doubles as a hip and stylish fanny pack, with enough pockets for you to stash your stuff without being bogged down by more bags.