Car Seats & Travel / 15 February, 2021 / Ellie Thompson
We know that life is complicated at the best of times, and trying to squish a strong-willed toddler into a carrier can be nothing short of a nightmare. If like me, you’re looking to simplify the way you carry your kids and give your back a rest, look no further than Tushbaby. Tushbaby is a strap-free ergonomic hip seat designed to evenly distribute your baby’s weight so you can carry your little one longer and more comfortably. Sounds good to us.
Toddlers are fickle creatures. The moment you’ve picked them up, they’re asking to be put down. We know the score. It’s right at this point a shoulder strap carrier will eventually be more of a pain in the neck (back, hips, waist, etc,) than anything else, and that’s when a hip carrier is a super handy tool to have in your armory. A hip seat is a carrier that allows you to hold your toddler comfortably on either side of your body in the hip carry position.
There are so many advantages to investing in a hip seat. It’s a fuss-free way to get out and about with your little one, or indeed, just to carry your kid around the house; all without putting stress on your back. It’s a fabulous way for you and your child to experience the world around you, while holding your child close in a supported position.
Tushbaby is a high-end hip carrier with comfort and quality at the forefront of its design. The craftsmanship that’s gone into making the Tushbaby hip seat is clear. Made from premium materials together with its squishy memory foam seat, Tushbaby is a lightweight carrier with storage that weighs just under 0.45kg.
Top tip: When shopping for your baby carrier, it’s always best to make sure you compare the weight of each product. What you don’t want to be doing is investing in something that feels heavy before your baby is even on board.
A paediatric and chiropractic-approved hip seat for babies and adults, the Tushbaby has been put through its paces, with rigorous safety testing and doctor-approved processes. The supportive seat puts your baby’s hips in the recommended hip-healthy ” M” position, so your child can enjoy a comfortable seat at all times.
The Tushbaby hip carrier offers flexibility and ergonomic support and should be worn high and tight above your waist to support your baby’s weight and your back. You can hold your child on your right or left side which helps distribute their weight around your waist. Your child’s weight is supported by your hips and legs, meaning less pressure is put on your back and shoulders. For parents put off by babywearing because of back pain, a hip seat means you’re less top-heavy, so you won’t be struggling to keep you and your baby upright.
We love that Tushbaby is designed to be flexible. It’s a product that can be used by anybody. We’re talking parents, grandparents, childminders, nannies, babysitters – you name it. It’s so super-easy to strap on, tighten, and take off, so you can share your carrier with complete ease. The Tushbaby accommodates waists 23-44 inches, and if you need a little more room, you can invest in Tushbaby’s Waistband Extender and add up to 24 inches.
Designed for children that weigh 3.5kg – 20kg, Tushbaby can also be used as a breastfeeding support from newborn, to further increase the product’s longevity. When using the Tushbaby as a carrier, you will need to wait until your baby has strong control of their neck and head, which usually happens at around six months.
Tushbaby offers its wearer plenty of space to stash the essentials, so there’s no need to worry about packing a changing bag. Its clever design offers convenient storage within the seat as well as mesh and zipped side pockets along the waistband. The zips are strong and the pockets are durable. In short, Tushbaby is a hip seat that’s built to last. And as with all brilliant baby products, it’s also machine washable, and compact to store when not in use.