Today we were out and about at a tourist spot and i noticed a girl who looked about eight with a baby carrier on and thought oh how cute she has her doll in there, but the baby was real!!
Mum was no where in sight but caught up a few minutes later. What do you think about this?
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25-06-2012 16:35 #1
Baby being carried by big sister?
25-06-2012 16:41 #2
I don't see the issue, what harm could come of this, sounds like a great help, i wish my DD1 was old enough to help out with DD2
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25-06-2012 16:49 #3
my DD1 is 7 and holds ad carries her baby sister all the time. IMO she is strong enough and stable enough on her feet. It really depends on the child. I dont see a problem unless it was slippery, rocky or unstable ground or of course if the child really didnt seem capable and seemed very unsteady. But a carrier? Awesome idea I thought. not as likely to fall out of her arms.
25-06-2012 16:49 #4Senior Member
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Totally and utterly normal in a lot of cultures.
25-06-2012 17:52 #5
I can understand the use of the carrier, it was really quite sweet! i was a bit concerned about mum not being around at a busy tourist location though, its a big responsibility for a child if somebody accidentally knocks her which i know happens to me all the time when we use our carrier...
25-06-2012 18:06 #6
I could see my DD doing this, although she is a bit older now. We also joke we will fight I've who's the mum if I have another baby haha. She can't wait to be a big sister.
I think it's great too for strengthen the bond between siblings and maybe mum has a bad back or something an cant carry bubs.
25-06-2012 18:12 #7
Makes me feel uneasy. But if others are happy to do it, go for gold.
25-06-2012 18:36 #8
My DD1 was 8 when her sister was born and carried her ( not in carrier) also changed nappies too....I see no problem at all. No mum being around is a little concerning, but at 8 girls are pretty good with baby siblings. Mine was a godsend. Mind you if i didn't have an 8 yr old etc and been there then maybe i would find it strange
25-06-2012 19:15 #9
I think it's fine. It teaches them responsibility from a young age which can only be a good thing, although others will disagree . Comes down to personal choice and what u feel comfortable with.
25-06-2012 20:17 #10Senior Member
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Not really good for the poor kids back! How many parents complain about sore backs from carriers and the weight ratio is a lot better for us. I personally wouldn't do this regardless of the physical strain on the child...I would not be comfortable.
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