Man swinging children by their arms

Lifting Kids

 

Are you guilty of lifting kids in a way that could hurt you?

Whether the kids are your own, your grandkids, or the ones you’re minding for someone else, children can be back-breaking work. I have no statistics for how many child-lifting injuries we see in this country, but I’d put money on it being a significant number.

Always bear in mind that you will be less useful to your children if you are injured. Back pain in particular can make caring for kids really difficult. So even when you’re tired try to think about your own posture and movement, not just what the small person needs.

Also, swinging children in this way can cause elbow dislocation in young children (under 5 or 6). Information can be found here https://www.webmd.com/children/nursemaid-elbow#1

Look out for some top tips on avoiding injury when lifting children later this week!