Experiencing back pains when you carry your baby? Check out these tips
Breastfeeding: While breastfeeding ensure you lay your baby on a pillow while you nurse instead of leaning forward which help keeps your back laying on nothing. You can also do a few shoulder blade squeezes before you feed your baby, this in turn will activate the muscles that support your upper back.
Lifting your child from the crib: Your feet and hip should be wide apart and pull your child towards you. You can also bend your knee and pull in your abdominals as you lift her close to your chest.
Putting your baby in a high chair: Attempting to place your baby in between the narrow space between the seat and tray may be too stressful for your back. So ensure to remove the tray first as it makes it easier and back friendly.
Lifting your baby from the floor: Bending over will only make your existing back pain or prospective back pain kick in harder. Instead, squat, tighten your stomach muscles and hold onto your child. Straighten your legs and lift him or her up.
Fastening him or her into your car seat: Make sure you seat with you child in your lap, avoid reaching in form the street if you can’t. You can then rotate your entire torso to the ide and put him in the seat.
Using a stroller: Studies reveal that constant throws off your spinal alignment, causing muscles and ligament to strain in order to keep you balanced. Use a stroller and stand tall when making use of one.
Re-position your smartphone: keep your shoulders back and keep your smart phone right in front of your eyes and not beneath it. A recent study shows that for every 15 degrees you bend forward over your phone, can increase the strain on your neck by about 10 kilograms.