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 15:09 #1Senior Member
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Baby Wearers, what's your advice?
11-07-2012 15:16 #2
There have been so many threads like this this week. Baby bjorn works well for me, my kids sound like your son and it is all I have ever needed.
Cue the baby bjorn 'crotch dangler' posters in 4...3...2...
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11-07-2012 15:26 #3Senior Member
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OP, there has been a similar thread recently.
Bottom line is- it's not comfortable for baby to be facing out (especially bad for boys). It is not comfortable for you to have bub facing out. It changes your centre of gravity and pulls forward on your shoulders, putting strain on your back. It may be ok for you now, but when he gets heavier it won't be.
Don't get a baby bjorn. Don't get a forward facing sling. If you are wearing him up high enough (bum no lower than your belly button), he should be able to see perfectly fine while facing inwards. Failing that, you could get a sling that you can have in a hip carry. Or a back carry.
Good luck looking for the right sling.
11-07-2012 15:31 #4Senior Member
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I have a Baby Bjorn, DD loves it and I face her out.. She is the same, loves to be able to see everything! I have no problems with my centre of gravity to address PP. x
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11-07-2012 15:31 #5
We have a baby bjorn and it was great.
Centre of gravity is fine here too
DS faced outward on occasion from three months (was holding his head up from birth)
Ours is an older one but once DS reached 7 months he was too heavy for it, and one of the clips broke.
Mind you he is a Heavy boy.
11-07-2012 15:38 #6
I went through a few carriers.... My babies (all three) loved to look too.
But there's no way I would recommend a baby Bjorn to a friend (or anyone lol). So so bad for your back once bub is past 6 months-ish.
My pick would be the ergo.
So annoyed it took me til my third born to find this awesome product!
11-07-2012 15:38 #7
I just bought a Beco Gemini for baby number 2. It's a soft carrier and is ergonomic/suppotive like the Ergo, but has a forward facing carry as well. The front-facing carry in the Gemini is more supportive than a Bjorn.
They are pricey, you can get them in Aus from Greenkids website, I got mine from a WAHM in the USA - frogmamma, it was cheaper that way. They come in some very cute fabric options as well and IMO are much nicer looking than an Ergo.
Hope that helps
11-07-2012 15:43 #8
Ergo back carry!
I carried a friends eleven month ds and pushed my nine month old and my 2.5 yo in the pram all around the shopping centre the other day without a worry! Sore feet at the end of the day though!!!
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11-07-2012 15:43 #9Senior Member
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I've had three children use my baby born so far and all fine.
I wouldn't recommend it though, because you have to stop using it around 5 -6 mths as its so hard on the back.
Having heard from dozens of mothers I think you can't beat the ergo.
11-07-2012 15:52 #10Senior Member
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i wore both my bubs (and into toddlerhood) in a bubba moe (just google) and i love it.
So many different positions for bub as they grow.
DD liked the 'joey' position and DS liked (still does) the hip position.
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