Ever Wondered Why Most Parents Carry Their Child On Their Left Hip?

Here I'm letting the cat out of the bag! 

Ever Wondered Why Most Parents Carry Their Child On Their Left Hip?
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We all know how often we're supposed to pick our small tiny tots. There are multiple reasons, why we do so, like to move them, to make them feel comfortable, to make them sleep or just to love and pamper them. Willy-nilly, we almost pick up our infants for about 20-30 times in a day. But have you ever wondered, every time you hold a child, you do it from the same side, and more often left side. Now, give it a thought, multiply it with child's weight, don't you consider it a workout?

Well, now coming back to my original context. Let's find the reason why we hold our child on left hip. You can thank me in advance!

Did you ever notice? 

Did you ever notice? 

Most of us "plonk" the baby on our left hip, leaving the other hip free.

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Why?

Why?
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The primary reason for carrying the baby on left hip is that it helps to take turns as to which side we often use i.e. right side.

But, it can have the negative impact on the body posture. 

But, it can have the negative impact on the body posture. 
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Carrying a child can cause a tilt and twist in their pelvis and spine, and can cause a ligament injury as well. 

So, what can be done? 

So, what can be done? 
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Well, it would be better if you carry your darling babies on the front. And avoid favoring sides, and even if you do, try to change it after some time.  

The other option is using a baby carrier. 

The other option is using a baby carrier. 
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Choose a safe baby carrier which is available easily in the market.

This is how you can hold a newborn baby. 

You can also choose sling for your baby.

You can also choose sling for your baby.
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Select a sling that supports the legs, and take the pressure off the hips. It is better than carriers that just support the crotch, leaving the legs to hang down and trail in an un-natural position.

Happy carrying!

Happy carrying!
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Did you know that most parents carry their child on their left hip?