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July 3rd, 2011, 10:15 AM
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I know it's not recommend but Peter loves looking out, and he doesn't sleep as much. Is there a safe way/carrier to do this?

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July 3rd, 2011, 01:57 PM
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I've done it with a Moby wrap. Same tie, just flip baby around. I've heard it isn't recommended either but I see no issue with it at all. Babies love to look around!

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July 3rd, 2011, 08:08 PM
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I put Aiden out in the Moby for just 10-15 minutes at a time when he was really fussy and facing me wasn't working. When we were out to eat at a restaurant and such (but before he was interested in table food), I would fold him like a budda facing out in the ring sling. Once Aiden got a bit older and I was able to put him in a high back carry, we stopped all forward facing out. The thought of him facing out at 20lbs makes me cringe - boy would that hurt my back now!
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July 5th, 2011, 09:50 AM
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FFO really shouldn't be used. There are research that shows that FFO in a carrier with legs sticking out puts too much pressure on baby's spine and can cause damage. It's also uncomfy for babies. If a baby doesn't want to face in, then maybe that is a sign that baby doesn't want to be worn at that time and would like to just be held or have floor time. The only position that it is safe is a lotus position in a woven wrap. A stretchy wrap may not be able to support it. That is with baby FFO with legs crossed, so they are basically sitting on the seat of the wrap.
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July 8th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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If you're using a wrap you can do newborn carry but do it so that his head and upper body is out of the wrap. That'll allow him to see plenty. Not quite forward facing but should be enough.

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July 9th, 2011, 06:39 AM
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This is the baby carrier I use and I like it. In the instruction book, it shows how to use it wearing the baby forward facing. You can also do the "nursing" wrap with the baby's body facing forward and head out. Gabe seems to like it, but he's also younger than yours, so I don't know how your little one would like it.

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July 13th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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I'm going to be honest, I'm a little bothered by people who continue to suggest to FFO. It's not recommended by experts. It's called "crotch dangling" because the baby is literally dangling by their crotch. It does not support the natural development of the spine. I would not buy any carrier that suggested you could FFO with all the research we have that says you shouldn't.

A hip carry might be better for you. You can do that in a wrap, or a ring sling or a SSC like Scootababy.
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