An informational video showing the proper way to carry a car seat has gone viral, and after watching it for yourself you’ll see why. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been carrying your infant’s car seat incorrectly this entire time. But this simple trick will change everything. My mind is blown!
Carrying around an infant car seat is both painful and uncomfortable. Most parents just hook it over their arm like a giant picnic basket, lugging it around until the pain from their arm, shoulder, and hip gets so bad that they have to switch sides.
But as it turns out, there’s actually a much easier and safer way to carry a baby’s car seat, and I can’t believe this life-changing mom hack has been out there this whole time!
Dr. Emily Puente from Bridge Family Chiropractic in Mansfield, TX recently took to Facebook to teach parents the proper way to carry an infant carseat. The chiropractor demonstrated how just one simple switch in hand placement can forever change how you feel about hauling a car seat around town.
“[The new technique] is not going to hurt your shoulder, it’s not going to hurt your hip, and you’re not going to have to use your knee to swing like I had to do with my two [kids],” Puente says before demonstrating this cool move.
Instead of hooking her elbow through the handle of the car seat, Puente slides her hand through the handle and down towards the base of the car seat, then twists her wrists and lifts it up from the bottom. She explains in the demonstration: “It’s a completely different change in how I’m using my body, to be able to use and distribute this weight from this carrier to be able to carry it around.”
I promise, you don’t want to miss this life-changing mom hack! Watch Dr. Puente demonstrate this handy car seat tip in the video below:
Isn’t that incredible? I never would’ve known carrying a car could be so easy! But don’t take my word for it — try it for yourself!
Please share this handy car seat tip with other moms if you’re learning it for the first time — their necks, backs, and arms will thank you!
Featured Image Credit: Pixabay / Embedded Image Credits: Screenshots via Bridge Family Chiropractic/Facebook