Hello baby wearers. I'm wanting some help before purchasing a baby carrier that can face out. I want to buy the right one for my son's temperament and personality. So, here are some details:
He is nearly 6 months old
He loves to be held
He is a very wriggly baby
He has excellent neck strength (very close to sitting up)
Extremely alert and curious
We already have a sleepy wrap (same as hug a bub). DS tolerates it (after some persistence from me), but doesn't love it. He darts his head back and forth because everything is interesting to him and he doesn't want to miss anything. I know some people say it's no fair to face babies out, but my baby really won't have it any other way. I'm happy to pay a bit; I just want the right one!
I am really grateful for any assistance. :-)
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11-07-2012 15:04 #1Senior Member
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Baby Wearers, what's your advice?
11-07-2012 15:19 #2
I have a very wriggly, cuddly, alert and interested bub too!
I would actually recommend something that you can wear on your back, that way he still gets a good view, can peek over your shoulder and if things to get too overstimulating for him he can rest against your neck.
I did a lot of research before purchasing my carrier, and the evidence is really clear on forward facing carriers. It's not just that your baby can become overstimulated, it's also their posture and yours too. Their upper weight limit isn't as high as the more robust carriers either so you don't get as much use out of them.
I ended up getting and Manduca which can be worn up to about 18 kg and on the front, back or hip.
Hope this helps
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23-07-2012 13:53 #3Senior Member
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Hi Nagarie, thanks for you reply. It was helpful! I think I must have posted this thread twice by accident. There's another one somewhere! :-)
23-07-2012 13:59 #4
I have a Manduca too, and agree that forward facing carriers put baby in a less than ideal position, hence why so many people are "anti" baby bjorns. A baby Bjorn and other forward facing carriers are probably ok if you're carrying for very short periods at a time, but basically, they put all of your baby's weight onto their crotch rather than their bum, which puts incorrect pressure on their spine. For long term use Stick with Ergo's/Manduca etc which as Nagarie mentioned you CAN wear on your back if bub prefers that.
23-07-2012 14:27 #5Senior Member
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Beco Gemini - you can wear bub outwards (if you really want to) but by moving a few studs you get all the ergonomic advantages of other soft structured carriers like the Ergo or Manduca. They are very pretty, too
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