Are You Holding Your Car Seat Correctly? 4 Car Seat Carrying Hacks

Woman carrying on a car seat on her hip
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Thanks to Emily Puente, DC, CACCP, of Bridge Family Chiropractic, we just learned we’ve been carrying our infant car seats all wrong. Her viral Facebook video explains how to eliminate that ache and awkward stride that comes with walking around with a bulky infant seat—and it’s really simple. But we’ve found it’s one of many hacks for holding car seats.

First, here’s how Puente’s technique works.

  1. Turn the car seat so your baby is facing you
  2. Loop your arm that’s directly next to the car seat through the handle so the handle rests on the inside of your elbow
  3. Twist your hand so it’s facing away from your body, and use it to support the car seat underneath the handle
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“I will guarantee you that this is going to be easier for you to carry,” Puentes says, explaining this hold will…

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