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You've Been Carrying Your Car Seat The Wrong Way And Didn't Know It

Do you have a baby in a car seat? Then you know that these awkward, heavy bucket-seats can be a strain on your entire body as you're hauling your baby around.

Whether you're going from just the car into the house or you're somehow braving a long-distance trek, carrying a baby around in a car seat can do a number on your posture.

Did you know that  there is a way to carry them without hurting your back, shoulder or hips?

Bridge Family Chiropractic shared a video on Facebook about the proper way to carry a baby in a car seat and it's going to change the way you travel with your little one!

Most people loop their arm through the top of the handle of the car seat and rest it in the crook of their arm to carry it.

For those who have solid grip strength, they may choose to carry the handle with just their hand, which can get tiring very quickly.

Others who may have a heavier baby or not as much arm strength will carry the car seat with both hands.

Did you know there's a better way of doing it that you haven't thought of?

Continue to the next page to see the video that is changing the way parents carry their babies.

Our little ones may get an amazing snooze in their bucket seat that you would probably carry the heavy baby device across town if you had to, if it meant they would keep sleeping.

Well now you can carry the heavy car seat without having to worry about damaging your body.

So stop carrying them like this.

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And try carrying them like this.

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The traditional way of carrying car seats puts strain on the body because it doesn't distribute the weight evenly across the body.

Dr. Emily Puente of Bridge Family Chiropractic gave us a genius way to carry our little ones and their car seat in a pain-free way.

"It's 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]," she said of the technique before demonstrating it in a Facebook video. "Someone taught me this before, and it's been the greatest thing."

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Shared almost 4 million times on Facebook, this video has parents flabbergasted that they didn't think of it themselves sooner.

Do you have a baby in a car seat? Would you like to know a way to carry them without hurting your back, shoulder or hips? Watch the video to see how! Let us know if you have any questions! *Update* It has been brought to my attention that one viewer experienced discomfort when attempting this maneuver. I am sorry to hear that and so I wanted to share that due to so many different makes and models of car seats, it is likely that this method won't work for all seats. This was merely an attempt to pass along a creative idea that was shared and works incredibly well for the majority of those who attempt it. I suggest being cleared by your medical professional prior to trying any new regimen if you would like to ensure you are fit to perform actions like the one shown here. We also wanted to share that while car seats are the ideal choice for safety while riding in a car they aren't the top choice for a baby if you're able to hold them or baby-wear instead. There are several resources online if you need suggestions or demonstrations on the proper way to baby-wear. Thank you so much for all of your support! I'm so glad to be able to share this message and provide benefit to so many of you!

Posted by Bridge Family Chiropractic on Friday, April 28, 2017

Since there are many different makes and models of car seats, this may not work for everyone. Hopefully it works for you!

As someone that had a big baby, the pounds certainly added up quickly, so I wish I knew this trick at the time!