When placing your baby in the Kangaroo hold, baby’s knees should to be tucked to tummy in a “froggy style” position. A simple rule is to keep baby’s legs in the shape of the letter “M”, with baby's bottom making the dip in the middle of the letter and baby’s knees making the two peaks.
Not recommended positioning. From the hip dysplasia institute: "The most unhealthy position for the hips during infancy is when the legs are held in extension with the hips and knees straight ..." as pictured.
Babywearing in the First Year – Baby Doo USA Wraps- This is a great visual! It shows how baby's spine is in a curved 'c' shape at birth, and as baby grows and develops, it starts to take on the straighter shape of older children and adults. This is why it's extremely important to choose a carrier that is developmentally appropriate and supportive.
T I C K S is such a great way to remember the 5 most important rules of safe babywearing. :::Tight::: :::In View At All Times::: :::Close Enough To Kiss::: :::Keep Chin Off Chest::: :::Supported Back:::