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@ZenMommy !!! : ) You may have just single-handedly changed my life. I own a very similar sling, and we gave this a go today. The little boy sat calmly, outward facing, comfy as a kitten for a solid 20 min. while I did the dishes and wandered around the house with him. That may not sound like very long, but it is a vast improvement from 0-tantrum in 0.6 seconds. With a little more practice, we might even brave the grocery store in this position. Thank you. SO much.
1 year, 12 months ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out
@Wasweisstduschon Thanks for your thoughts. We have seen a chiropractor with our babe multiple times... the results of those visits have been inconsistent. As he's getting a bit bigger now, he seems to be tolerating being carried (in our arms) facing in for a few minutes ok. Once he's the right size/age for it, I do hope to try him in our ErgoBaby carrier on my back, or even on the hip/side. He was a preemie, though, so even at five months old now, he's got some growing to do before he would be comfortable. Thanks again!
"It’s much harder to carry something that curves away from your body than something that embraces your body." Which is exactly why I've been interested in carrying my baby facing forward/out. Ever since he started to support his own head, my little boy has had absolutely NO interest in cuddling in, facing me. If I try to hold him facing in on my hip or high on my chest/shoulder, or (worst of all) in an inward facing carrier, he arches away, fusses, kicks, screams... etc. He is always, always, always happier when I hold him with his back against my chest, facing out to see the world. I found this article when I realized there were no instructions available for wearing your baby outward facing in a particular wrap I've borrowed from a friend. Apparently, what I thought my baby would love and what seems to make him happy is a terrible, dangerous idea. So... no baby wearing for me? Bummer.
2 years ago on Nine Reasons Not to Carry Your Baby Facing Out