I’m pregnant; can I still carry my other child?
It is important that you listen to your body and don’t overdo it.
If you are use to carrying your child you will probably find that your body is fine to keep carrying although you might get tired more easily so you may not be able to carry for the same length as you did previously.
You can carry on your front as long as you are comfortable. Some women find front carry’s uncomfortable from the start of their pregnancy whereas others are quite happy to carry on their front until their bump is too big. A hip carry or back carry can work really well. Tying the buckle or straps over your bump works well. Some bumps don’t like a buckle pressing on them but are happy with the softer straps of a meitai. A woven wrap or meitai tied higher up over your chest is really comfy, if you can manage it, as there is no pressure on your bump.
As the tiredness of pregnancy kicks in I found it much easier to carry my toddler in a sling instead of in my arms because her weight was evenly distributed and she didn’t wriggle as much. I also found it easier to pop her in a sling for a few minutes while I ran into the shop instead of letting her walk as it was harder to keep up with her and the trip would havetaken a lot longer with her checking out everything.
For longer distances I used my buggy as I was physically unable to walk long distances but was always very happy with those extra sling cuddles I got.
© Snugglebugs 2015