You carry your baby straight against your body, with its head on your chest. Its bottom is low and its upper legs are spread and high; in the M-position or ‘frog position’. This ergonomic method of carrying is recommended by paediatricians as it supports babies’ hip development. A newborn’s legs are still close together (see picture below left). As your child grows, its legs spread and eventually you will be able to carry it on your hip (instead of against your chest). Especially curious toddlers enjoy being carried on the hip as it allows for excellent views all around!