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Should I be lifting/carrying my 14kg toddler??

(15 Posts)
u32ng Wed 27-May-15 12:10:59

I'm only 12+3 but a surprised how difficult I'm already finding it lifting my toddler. I don't have to do it a lot but I'm starting to worry that I'm going to do some harm to the baby if I keep lifting my heavy DS!

Whatabout Wed 27-May-15 12:49:21

No, it won't harm your baby it's absolutely fine. In terms of PGD / back issues they might recommend you limit it for your sake.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 27-May-15 12:51:50

I'm 34 weeks and have been lifting my chunky 18 month old from the start, didn't have much choice as she wasn't walking for the first couple of months!

youlemming Wed 27-May-15 13:27:01

There will be more impact on you then the baby, as you get bigger and things start to stretch it's probably best to limit any lifting where possible.
I expect you will get to the point where you physically can't so try to encourge your DS to do more, depending on age he might not be able to say get in and out of the car on his own but might be ok with support to climb up into the seat.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 27-May-15 13:29:30

It is fine.

It will get very tiring later though, so I'd try and get the toddler used to walking ASAP to minimise the carrying!

Mrscog Wed 27-May-15 13:44:58

It will ber fine, my 15kg 3 year old insisted on me carrying him home from preschool (1/2 mile) at 39+5 - I nearly died of exhaustion though!!

MrsMarigold Wed 27-May-15 13:47:38

I just found that the bigger I became with the pregnancy the higher I carried the toddler, only time in my life I had Michelle Obama arms

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Wed 27-May-15 13:48:26

My arms are fab at the moment too Mrs! And DD loves sitting on top of my bump smile

SnozzberryPie Wed 27-May-15 14:04:12

I try to limit lifting my 2.5 year old but cant always avoid it. If she just needs a cuddle I get down to her level rather than lifting her.

I can still comfortably back carry her in a sling if needed.

Cazzybaby Wed 27-May-15 18:07:58

My DD is 7 and has mobility problems so I'm still lifting and carrying babies are very well protected in there!

daluze Wed 27-May-15 21:04:57

As long as there are no pregnancy complications, it is ok. But take care og yourself. I was told not to lift my toddler when my cervix shortened ~23 weeks. My colleague was banned from lifting because of placenta previa. But otherwise, just take care of your back, etc. Offer more cuddles on sofa instead!

u32ng Thu 28-May-15 22:28:23

Ok thanks! I will probably get more cautious as the pregnancy goes on - in case the effort forces my mucous plug out like a champagne cork!gringrin

Roseybee10 Fri 29-May-15 03:56:32

I was still lifting my 27lb 2 year old until the day I went into labour. I tried to limit it more towards the end and I struggled to lift her in and out her cot or for long periods of time
My back is mangled now though. Not sure if that had anything to do with it - oops!

SnozzberryPie Fri 29-May-15 11:48:28

Oh yes, that reminds me that we took the sides off dds cot as soon as I got pregnant; lifting in and out of the cot is the worst as you can't bend your knees

u32ng Fri 29-May-15 16:05:38

Funnily enough we are going to take the sides of the cot in the next few weeks!

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