I will admit, this is a topic that I suggested due to personal experience. As my son has grown into toddlerhood and topped 20 pounds, and now that he is no longer in the basket that I can strap him into before putting it into the car, I have had some problems getting him into the car seat without wrenching my back. I was eager to hear what Ann had to say as she had some great advice while I was pregnant. Thankfully, her words of wisdom, along with a few experts from the APTA, have made it much less likely that I’ll hurt my back any time soon. At least from carrying my son.
One of the biggest surprises of parenthood is the toll it takes on your body. Yes, sleep deprivation and constant feedings can wear you down. But the joy of picking up your baby to hold her close can lead to a variety of aches and pains, especially in your back. Keep these tips in mind to reduce pain and improve your time with your little one.