Please read our disclaimer before trying this carry. Hip carries should be demonstrated with infants with head control for new or inexperienced babywearers.
If you came to March’s first Virginia Beach meeting, you got a sneak peak at this month’s carry! Robin’s hip carry is perfect if your baby is feeling anxious to see the world and all you have is your base size. Hip carries are an excellent alternative to facing your baby outward or doing a back carry. They’re also excellent for breastfeeding since you won’t have to do a lot of lowering and adjusting to get baby to the breast!
As I mentioned, you’ll just need your base size for this carry and your infant should have adequate head control if you’re just learning! For me, this is a size 6. Something I could easily finish in a size 5 with a smaller baby.
You can email questions to our Education chair at
Education (at) BabywearingHamptonRoads (dot) Org any time.