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    I have a 15mth old who weighs 10-12kg and I'm currently 25wks pregnant.

    Is it still safe to carry him in the Ergo? It's getting too uncomfortable at front, but was going to switch to back carry when walking the dog? So would be for approx 30mins each day.

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    My DS1 is about 17kg and I carried him around the whole time I was pregnant with DS2 - not in a carrier, just in my arms. I reckon as long as you are used to it and it's not painful you should be ok to keep doing it, maybe just run it past the dr/,idwife next time you see them.

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    I was carrying the octopus I have for a child till the day I was due with my second. Found the easiest was to squat down and put her on my shoulders.

    Found dd1 more painful to carry in the days after dd2 was born.

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    DD is around 13-14kgs and I carry her a lot!! It hurts my pelvic heaps though so I try to make her walk as much as possible now.

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    im 36 weeks and still carry my 21mthd old around - not by choice! depends on ur body/how ur feeling. Sometimes u just dont have a choice in carrying them or not when ur by urself!
    My dd hates baby carrieers. I think it would absolutely wreck my back but thats beause i didnt usually wear one.
    id try get out of having to carry the toddler. they have legs - encourage walking.

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    I carried my toddler in my bubba moe on my back until about 30 weeks. By then i felt too pregnant to carry her. You have to listen to your body and do whats comfortable. Theres no rules...i rode my motorbike til i was about 35 weeks preg with my first, the only reason i stopped was i couldnt reach the handlebars

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    I carried my DS1 one day for 30mins cause he had a blister on his foot, while 40 weeks pregnant. However by them I was doing everything in my power to pop. Lol

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    I'm not sure where you live but I'd be concerned about over heating. I can't remember how long I carried my DD1 while pregnant with DD2 but I think the approaching summer heat decided things for me. It will probably depend on how your belly bump sits. My belly always seemed to sit high and I could comfortably strap my ergo across my hips

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    Default Carrying toddler while pregnant

    Thanks all.

    DS still isn't walking, so can't force that option yet! I'm in Melb and I walk early in morning with the dog, so not too hot.

    So far I'm feeling ok, although I am tired when we get back. I'm finding walking up and down the staircase at home holding him harder these days!


 

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