do not carry with baby facing to the front!

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Brenda - posted on 01/10/2010

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I tell anyone who will listen not to use the Baby Bjorns. I've not seen anyone using one lately, though, so I am not sure what I would say...

Geralyn - posted on 01/09/2010

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Since I have learned the errors of my ways... I will never use a Baby Bjorn again! ... I see moms with little ones in BBs or similar carriers. I have to bite my tongue not to say something. Should I say something when I see a little one in a similar carrier? What do you do when you see it?

Amber - posted on 01/09/2010

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wow I had no idea I have a infantino fron 2 back carry carrier and I have used it with her facing the front.I had no Idea it was bad ... I learn something new everyday :)

Julia - posted on 01/08/2010

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I personally preferred to carry my son in the front until he was about a year old, but this is only a personal preference, for me this just felt right. When carrying on the back I prefer the rucksack cross carry for longer distances, it is a bit complicated to tie but the effort really pays off since it is extra safe and durable while the simple rucksack carry is good for shorter carrying periods. If the baby is very mobile though and the cloth isn't properly wrapped in the back of the knees then the baby might slip through when straightening the body. But I guess there are far more ways to carry a baby on the back that are safe, too. They are just the two I know.

Minnie - posted on 01/08/2010

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Well, concerning babies on the mothers' back- that's how babies are carried the world over and have for as long as humans have existed. It's safe.

Brenda - posted on 01/07/2010

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You know I thought of that when I breifly thought of buying an Infantino carrier, that you could front face face mom or use on the back. I was like...that just looks wrong.

As for on the back, that's safe as long as the baby is older, because the baby is still cuddled up against he mom's body. However, I've seen some very tiny babies carried in this way which couldn't even sit up well...

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Katherine - posted on 01/07/2010

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How about on the backs of the parent?? How safe is that? You can't even see the child.

Minnie - posted on 01/07/2010

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Another interesting physiological fact regarding carrying infants- human infants have a certain type of fat called brown fat- which generates heat- and most of this fat is found on the back of the baby.



It makes sense to carry an infant with the most vulnerable side towards the warmth of the mother's body, with the warmth-generating side facing outward.



I always cringe when I see the poor kiddies hanging at their crotches facing outward in an unnatural sway-backed posture.

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