Whether you are carrying your little one now or you have had to in the past, you may notice that you now fall into a similar posture when standing. This is very common but can lead to aches and tension in muscles over time. So we need to pay attention to where our body is when holding our children and what standing posture we are in.
Do you notice that you slide your torso to one side?
Do you jut your hip out and sink into it while holding your child or even just standing in line at the grocery store?
Do you turn one foot out while standing?
These are all common positions when standing but it is important that we are moving through different positions throughout the day rather than staying stuck in any one position.
No one position is BAD but over time if that is your "go to" standing posture it can start to tighten and weaken muscles which could cause aches and tension over time. So make sure you are moving in different positions. Hold your child on the other side as often; and if it feels awkward doing this, then even more reason to continue doing it.