4 Carrying Positions with KahuBaby
Carry every which way with KāhuBaby! 4 carrying positions means options for you and your child.
We’ve designed your KāhuBaby Carrier to enable you to carry in 4 different positions, depending on your child’s developmental stage, and what works best for your family on the day.
With KāhuBaby you can carry:
- Front carry, baby facing into your chest
- Hip carry
- Front carry, baby facing away from you
- Back carry
Front carry, baby facing you – from birth until 2 years or older
You can front carry with your baby facing you, from birth until it’s more comfortable for you to carry your child on your back. Toddlers love cuddles on the front, too! In a KāhuBaby Carrier, your child learns about the world from a safe place, and from your height. Your child learns language and a myriad of social cues when facing into you, and is still able to look around and take in the scenery.
Hip carry – 4 months +
Once your baby is able to hold his/her head up by themselves, you may notice that you naturally carry your child on your hip. Carrying your child on your hip is a very natural and comfortable position, but it can leave one arm getting tired. With your KāhuBaby Carrier, you’ll find your baby gets a good view from your hip and you have your arms both free to get stuff done.
Front carry, facing outwards – 5 months +
Some children are happier facing outwards for short amounts of time while being carried. We recommend carrying your child in this position for 20-30 minutes at a time, only while your child is awake, and no younger than 5 months of age. Check that your child’s face is clear of the fabric and that his/her airways are clear too.
Back carry – 6 months +
You may find it more comfortable to carry an older baby or a toddler on your your back, particularly if you’re going on longer walks. With KahuBaby and a bit of practice, you can back carry on your own without any assistance. We’ve included step-by-step instructions with your KāhuBaby Carrier, and you can find our instructions here too. We do suggest that your baby is sitting unassisted before carrying him/her on your back. This ensures that your child has adequate trunk control to avoid the risk of slumping down into the carrier.