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Old 05-10-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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Forward Facing Wrap Carry

I read that it's not good to forward face in a wrap because it's bad for the spine. Is there any forward facing carries that are ok?

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: Forward Facing Wrap Carry

With DD #1, I would cross her legs and put her in my maya wrap ring sling forward facing. So she was sitting cross-legged in the sling rather than being supported by her crotch. Did I explain that well? Wish I had a picture...

It was her favorite position when she was old enough to be interested in the world. However, I am far from an expert. I hope it is good for their spine because I look forward to doing the same with DD #2 once her neck is strong enough!
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Re: Forward Facing Wrap Carry

Yes, it's called the Buddha carry. Same as described in the above post, their butts are still lower than knees which makes it ok.

http://www.youtube.com/user/sakurabl...11/R2KwtWcmcaE

Called a Kangaroo Carry here.
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Kangaroo carry is awesome :-)
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I did the Buddah/Kangaroo carry withh DD in my hotsling and Rockin' Baby sling
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Re: Forward Facing Wrap Carry

I don't believe that a FF carry in a wrap is bad at all - I carried my son FFing with a Moby Wrap and his hips were supported fine - it was like a little seat for him. He LOVED it and never showed any signs of overstimulation like Ergo insists all babies do (based on what research, I have no idea). I really miss being able to carry him like that!
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Re: Forward Facing Wrap Carry

The issue with FF in a wrap with legs out, like that of the Bjorn is that pressure is being put on their spines since the knees are lower than the butt. I've done a FF in a wrap, but did it Buddha/Kangaroo style so DD legs are folded up and contained in the wrap.

I'm sure there aren't any short term affects (effects?) of Bjorns, and similar carrier styles with FF dangling legs, but I don't want to be the parent to find out.
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Re: Forward Facing Wrap Carry

Ok great. I did used to do the kangaroo carry in my hotsling before my DS was too big. I'll have to try it that way in the wrap! Thanks!
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