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2 years, 2 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@hthrnnclrk beco gemini.
2 years, 8 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
Some of that stuff is only true about certain carriers (like the way the baby hangs from the crotch instead of sitting. Ergonomic carriers like the beco gemini give the legs more support and the weight isn't placed solely on the baby's pelvic bones because of the front design of the carrier) and most of the other points are easily avoidable (like don't wear the baby facing out when it's cold, don't ignore your baby and check that your posture is good- that last one is sometihng that should be done during babywearing any direction: roll your shoulders back to check your posture). Specifically on the head support, you should not wear a newborn or any baby without good head control facing out. In addition to that, the photograph of the baby in the Moby Wrap facing out is not the only way to do it. When my baby faces out in the Moby Wrap I pull the fabric under her thighs and it becomes more of a seat the way all ergonomic carriers (e.g. Beco Gemini) work. You need to be extra aware when facing your baby out and avoid carriers and/or wrapping styles (e.g. snugli & bjorn) that do not hold your baby ergonomically, but not completely avoid wearing your baby out. Plenty of babies, mine included, love facing out. If it were truly uncomfortable my baby would let me know, just like when she's hungry or has a wet diaper.