The joy that a newborn baby brings is unparalleled. However, along with that joy comes the awkward and often uncomfortable task of carrying around that bulky infant car seat.
Dr. Emily Puente from Mansfield, Texas shared a video on the Bridge Family Chiropractic Facebook page that will change the way many feel about lugging a car seat around. Puente showed how a small change in how a car seat is usually held will make a big change in saving your arms, back, and hips.
Dr. Puente explains that rather than carrying the car seat like a picnic basket with your arm through the handle, she suggested putting your arm through it and grabbing onto the bottom side of the carrier. She says the difference in carrying will help your back and hips tremendously.
“It’s not going to hurt your shoulder, it’s not going to hurt your hip, and you’re not going to have to use your knee to swing like I had to do with my two [kids],” she says about this technique. “Someone taught me this before, and it’s been the greatest thing.”
Watch the video below to see how she suggests carrying the car seat. Since this video has been posted it has been viewed over three million times and shared over 52,000 times!
One can't help but think we have been doing this wrong all along and many want to share this back-saving advice. So please tell your friends!
While this slight adjustment in carrying technique will help with carrying most car seats, Dr. Puente warns how it will not work for all types. Have you tried this with your car seat? Let us know if it worked for you!