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Old 09-21-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Up to how many lbs.did you front carry?

Hi I am new to baby wearing and want to get a SSC and am wondering if I should still be able to comfortably wear my 17 lb DD, and up until what wt. should I be able to front carry her more or less? She still isn't too steady for a back carry, plus I want her in front with me as long as possible

Oh and what carrier do you use?

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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About 25 lbs.
I would highly suggest that you give back carries a chance. Bit of a learning curve but much easier to do things.
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I still front carry my 20lb 14mo. I would LOVE to back carry, but she nurses so frequently, and I'd miss the snuggles.
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Re: Up to how many lbs.did you front carry?

I front carry my 27lb 23 mo old all the time when he gets fussy. I have front carried my 30lb almost 4 yr old.
I use an action baby carrier and I can cross the straps in the back and it's really comfortable. If I have been wearing him for several hours and my back or shoulders hurt a little I can switch him around to the front and it's comfy again.
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I front and back carry my 20 lb 8 monther. I use a mei tai though..I think t distributes the weight similarly though.
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I just front carried my 27lb 2 year old yesterday. She prefers back carry tho. With front carry it's just like me holding her in my front without the carrier
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I will front carry ds2 who is 30 lbs and 29 months old, if he asks. Mostly we do back carries, but sometimes he asks to be on front.
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My 2 year old is about 21 pounds and still likes to be carried on the front in the Ergo. We hardly ever do back carries. I am happy to carry on the front as long as it's comfortable.
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About 25 lbs.
I would highly suggest that you give back carries a chance. Bit of a learning curve but much easier to do things.
Oh I will when she gets too heavy or when I really have to, but Kätzchen said it perfectly nursing and snuggles
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DS is about 26 lbs and 19 months. I still front carry him in a SSC or woven wrap all the time. I prefer back carries for long periods of time, but for short carries, I will sometimes wear him on my front.
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