Can A 7-week-old Baby Wear A Hipseat Sling?
my 7-week-old child may not wear a hipseat sling
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Generally, at the age of 7 weeks, just starting to learn to hold his head as much as 45 degrees. Babies of this age are also often able to interact with people around them, for example by smiling when spoken to, responding when called, and so on. Sleep patterns of babies of this age also generally have begun to stabilize. Babies will sleep more at night, and more awake during the day, because it can adapt to changes in the day and night.
The use of hipseat slings in infants should only be done after the baby is able to support both his own body weight and head. Usually, this development is achieved after the baby is more than 12 weeks (3 months). However, the development of each baby can be different, can be faster, can also be slower. Therefore, before using a hipseat sling, it helps you to have your baby checked by a doctor or pediatrician for further monitoring.
It is feared too early to use a hipseat sling on a baby can make the growth of the baby's spine and buttocks not optimal. Not only that, babies are more easily feel sore when seated in a hipseat sling at a very young age. At the age of 7 weeks, it is more appropriate for you to use a normal baby sling on your shoulders.
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