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Forward facing baby carrier for DH raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
9th Jun '13

Babywearers! DH wants to have a carrier he can put DS in forward facing. We have an Ergo that both loved, but now DS wants to look outwards and not be still in the Ergo, even in the hipcarry.



Any suggestions? It has to be Ergo like cause DH is a typical guy and doesn't want to fuss with wraps and stuff :P



TIA

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
9th Jun '13

well...its not ergo like but its super simple; baby k'tan.

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" well...its not ergo like but its super simple; baby k'tan."


Isn't that a stretchy wrap? We prefer not to have stretchy fabrics, especially as DS is a bit on the chunky side lol :D

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104951 posts
9th Jun '13

none. facing out isn't good for their hips. if they want to see out, put them in the back carry.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3472 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" none. facing out isn't good for their hips. if they want to see out, put them in the back carry."</blockquote>



This!! You are not suppose to face children forward, it can hurt them.

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" none. facing out isn't good for their hips. if they want to see out, put them in the back carry."



Was just going to say this. Infants should never face front in a front carrier

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting eKnuckles:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" none. facing out isn't good for their hips. ... [snip!] ... out, put them in the back carry."</blockquote> This!! You are not suppose to face children forward, it can hurt them."


Hubby is not really good with putting him in the back carry alone =/

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104951 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting raptor mommy saves:" Hubby is not really good with putting him in the back carry alone =/ "


so practice.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7970 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ravey Candyass:</b>" none. facing out isn't good for their hips. if they want to see out, put them in the back carry."</blockquote>




:!: This.

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" so practice."


He's a guy, if it doesn't work immediately then ofcourse the carrier must be broken/faulty/too complicated. :P
Truth be told I haven't even managed to get DS in the back carry either with my ring sling or the Ergo. I'm kinda waiting till DS can stand on his own, so it's easier to put him in position than swing him over to my back. I'm always scared he'll fall out.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3472 posts
9th Jun '13

Your husband can still wear your baby in front, just belly to chest.

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; Dildo, 4998 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" none. facing out isn't good for their hips. if they want to see out, put them in the back carry."


:!::!:
I actually just learned this a few months ago, but rarely ever put DS forward facing anyway. It seemed so uncomfortable

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting eKnuckles:" Your husband can still wear your baby in front, just belly to chest."


Thats what we used to do, but DS will not sit still anymore, he wants to see everything so he is craning his neck and arching his back as far as possible to get an "unobstructed" view.
I used to carry him in the kangaroo position with my ring sling, but now at 22 lbs he is killing my back.

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7970 posts
9th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting raptor mommy saves:</b>" Thats what we used to do, but DS will not sit still anymore, he wants to see everything so he is craning ... [snip!] ... "unobstructed" view. I used to carry him in the kangaroo position with my ring sling, but now at 22 lbs he is killing my back."</blockquote>




Just help each other putting baby on your back until you get the hang of it. I use the couch and lay the carrier put baby where the butt goes and pull up and everything is easy after that.

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Glo♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting raptor mommy saves:</b>" Thats what we used to do, but DS will ... [snip!] ... the hang of it. I use the couch and lay the carrier put baby where the butt goes and pull up and everything is easy after that."


I'll try that, thanks!