Izmi carriers are recognised as “Hip-Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. When properly fitted and adjusted, our carriers will sit your baby in a comfortable position supporting their hips and joints. The optimum Hip Healthy position for your baby is with their legs in a natural ‘froggy legged’ or ‘squat’ position, with their thighs fully supported by the fabric of the carrier, and their knees higher than their bottom. This is particularly important in the first six months when your baby’s joints and muscles are still developing.
Benefits of this Hip Healthy positioning include:
– Recommended for healthy hip development
– Supports good positioning for your baby’s pelvis and spine
– Improves ergonomic weight distribution for you, making carrying more comfortable.
Find more information about positioning your baby in a sling or carrier in our Baby Carrier Positioning blog.