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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Thanks everyone

    So id really like to be able to keep DS facing forward, as he loves talking to everyone! Do any of these do that?

    Nup! Here is a blog on why forward facing carriers are not that good.
    http://babyslingsandcarriersblog.blo...-any-good.html

    If you wear baby on your back, they can see what you can see and more comfortable for both of you than forward facing on the front, especially as bub gets bigger.

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    Wow, that article is a bit concerning But my DS absolutely loves facing outwards and doesn't seem to be overstimulated or scared/worried at all.

    We walk for at least 40mins every day this way - he gets super excited when he sees me putting it on! He babbles to everyone we walk past and loves watching our dog run around at the park. Whenever he's tired I switch inwards and he has a sleep. Hhmmm...confused now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Wow, that article is a bit concerning But my DS absolutely loves facing outwards and doesn't seem to be overstimulated or scared/worried at all.

    We walk for at least 40mins every day this way - he gets super excited when he sees me putting it on! He babbles to everyone we walk past and loves watching our dog run around at the park. Whenever he's tired I switch inwards and he has a sleep. Hhmmm...confused now!
    I reckon it depends on your baby. Both of mine hated being in the pram until the day they could sit up and see out, then would be happy in there for ages. But I do think some babies wouldn't like all that stimulation.

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    We have a baby Bjorn comfort. It is rated up to 2 years and it is a different design to their other models. All the weight is taken on your hips so its super comfortable. Not cheap though. Bibs can also stay forward facing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Wow, that article is a bit concerning But my DS absolutely loves facing outwards and doesn't seem to be overstimulated or scared/worried at all.

    We walk for at least 40mins every day this way - he gets super excited when he sees me putting it on! He babbles to everyone we walk past and loves watching our dog run around at the park. Whenever he's tired I switch inwards and he has a sleep. Hhmmm...confused now!
    That article is really just an opinion piece, and the study it links to is old and does not conclusively say that baby bjorn style carriers are bad. All it says it that being in *any* one position for an extended period (ie many hours) is bad.
    That said, I would recommend back carrying in an ergo. You won't find anything comfortable to forward wear a 10kg baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Wow, that article is a bit concerning But my DS absolutely loves facing outwards and doesn't seem to be overstimulated or scared/worried at all.

    We walk for at least 40mins every day this way - he gets super excited when he sees me putting it on! He babbles to everyone we walk past and loves watching our dog run around at the park. Whenever he's tired I switch inwards and he has a sleep. Hhmmm...confused now!
    My main concerns would be the strain on bubs hips and spine, especially over 10kg, rather than overstimulation.

    We've had an ergo for over 5 years and can't recommend them highly enough. I could still carry my 3 yr old DD in it easily and with no back pain (pre pregnancy) at about 13 kg and 100cm tall.

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    Wow, the Ergo really has a lot of support doesn't it! Ok, will go google that now, thanks again everyone

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    I have both an Ergo and a Manduca. My Manduca is new, so I'm still trying to get used to it, but I think I prefer the Ergo. The straps on my Manduca don't sit very well. And the hood on the Ergo is much better IMO.

    DD still looks around in the Ergo when she's on my back and even when she's being front carried she can still look around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    manduca
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    something that put the weight of baby through your hips.
    This ^^

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    In regards to your shoulder pain/strain, that will always happen if you wear him facing outwards. It puts your centre of gravity out, bringing it forward because the baby is sticking out more, and you get the strain on your shoulders.


    He can still see if you have a good carrier, he should be high enough that he can turn his head easily and see either side of you. Or as PP's have said, a side carry is fantastic, or a back carry (though I couldn't get the hang of this!).

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