Interview - carrying toddlers

Interview with Karen Unger

Karen Unger

Karen Unger is a passionate Carrying Consultant in the Ruhr area. She was trained by the "Trageschule Hamburg" and trained at FTZB (Fortbildungs-& Trainingszentrum Babytragen) in Mainz. Since then she has been a competent partner to families.

Dear Karen, As part of our "back to (pre-)school" weeks, we have a few questions for you as a Carrying Consultant:

Why should children be carried even at an early age when they are actually full of the joy of movement and the urge to discover?

Karen: Because even bigger children get tired and I do not have to carry a bulky buggy.

Which carrier do you prefer for toddlers?

Karen: I love the Fidella® Onbuhimo V2 back carrier. Quick to put on and fits in your handbag.

Which carrying variants of the baby wrap do you recommend for bigger clinging children?

Karen: Even big children can be carried in a "simple backpack", but the "double hammock" is usually more comfortable.

How about Seat Poppers?

Karen: Quick-to-bind 😉, usually it's just a phase. Sometimes you have to switch to a baby carrier. It is important to wrap the sling properly. You may have to change the binding method.

What else needs to be taken into account when carrying toddlers?

Karen: Change to another carrier size. The toddler is put on and taken off more often because it wants to walk.

Do you have a special carrying experience you would like to share with us?

Karen: There are a lot of beautiful carrying moments in my life. The last one was on our summer holiday when my 2.5-year-old wanted to fall asleep in the sling after a strenuous day. She hasn't fallen asleep in a sling or carrier for more than a year. For us, that was once again very cuddly and beautiful.

Thank you for your answers, Karen.

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