This Chiropractor’s Car Seat-Carrying Hack Has Gone Mega-Viral

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Texas chiropractor Emily Puente went viral this week after a video she posted to Facebook in April explaining how one should properly hold a kid’s car seat. It’s unclear why the video is blowing up now, but, according to Puente, the way many people hold car seats puts unnecessary strains on their bodies.

Instead of simply holding the seat in the crook of your elbow, she suggests looping your arm through it and grabing on to the handle at the bottom.

“It’s not going to hurt your shoulder, it’s not going to hurt your hip, and you’re not going to have to use your knee to swing like I had to do with my two [kids],” she says in the video. “As soon as we switch to this, it’s a completely different change in how I’m using my body, to be able to use and distribute this weight from this carrier to be able to carry it around.

Puente told Refinery29 a friend who is also a mom taught her about the technique. Upon trying it out, she found it ”reduces the stress on your body and helps to stabilize the weight.”


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Since going viral, she’s modified the Bridge Family Chiropractic Facebook post to say a viewer “experienced discomfort” upon trying this method and that she suggests everyone should ask his/her personal medical professional what works best for that person: “This was merely an attempt to pass along a creative idea that was shared and works incredibly well for the majority of those who attempt it.”

Watch the video above.

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