Nup! Here is a blog on why forward facing carriers are not that good.
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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04-06-2012 16:37 #11Senior Member
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04-06-2012 16:49 #12
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!
04-06-2012 17:03 #13
04-06-2012 17:03 #14Member
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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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04-06-2012 17:07 #15
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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04-06-2012 17:12 #16
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.
04-06-2012 19:49 #17
Wow, the Ergo really has a lot of support doesn't it! Ok, will go google that now, thanks again everyone
04-06-2012 19:53 #18
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.
04-06-2012 19:59 #19
05-06-2012 09:09 #20Senior Member
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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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