Since the design of the carrier places no pressure points on your baby (essentially the baby is wrapped to your body instead of by bearing her weight on her own pelvis), separating your infant’s legs will not harm the baby developmentally. Some doctors actually encourage keeping the baby’s hip spread apart right after birth. This position places the head of the femur (the ball) against the acetabelum (the socket), and encourages deepening of the socket, so if anything it can actually help prevent hip dysplasia. The Classic Love Your Baby Hold is appropriate for your newborn. Ultimately, it is up to you what position feels best for you and your baby. All positions on the site are safe and ergonomic from birth.
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