Sling facing outwards. When?

Do you use yours this way already? When did you start? Our baby is 16 weeks and I thought it’s ok but now my mum asked me if it’s allowed already and I started doubting myself 🙈😂
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I wondered this at the weekend also, my instruction manual said 6months plus I’m guessing so they can hold their back!

Oh, I've been carrying my lo like this since 3 months 😬

If baby can hold their own head up and has good trunk control, it's OK from around 4m but check your carriers instructions incase it goes by weight. Also, limit world facing to 20 minutes at a time and don't allow baby to fall asleep facing out x

@Erin why 20 min?

I was told by a consultant not to wear facing forwards until at least 6 months (underdeveloped spine + too much pressure on pelvic area)

@Liza it's far too over stimulating for them when it's so new. They tire really easy, so the advice is 20 mins, then turn them back towards you

Spoke to my HV today about this and she said when there’s solid head and trunk control, wide awake not at all drowsy and only around 20 mins at a time to prevent any issues in terms of development/ overstimulation.

I did this for the first time today ! He fell asleep within 20 mins, I think it was totally crazy for him and too much to see 🤣

Join baby wearing group on fb. They shouldn't be forward facing until 6 months and have good trunk control I believe. And even then limited time only.

We have at 15 w

My LO is 5 months & loves facing outwards in the sling. Definitely don't limit it to 20 mins though, had no idea that's a thing - we took her to the aquarium today & she was in it for about 5 hours with short breaks obviously for bottles & nappy changes. We turned her around so she was facing in when she fell asleep x

We’ve been wearing him front facing for a few weeks, he’s 15 weeks old. Our carrier states you can do it when they can hold their head up 🤷🏻‍♀️

My baby is 3.5 months and I've been doing this. She loves looking at everything!

The 20min advice is also due to the strain it can put on their hip joints and spine, as they won’t be in the advised “J” position.

@Caroline me too!

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Looked on the website for my baby carrier & doesn't say anything about 20 minutes 🤔 is this official info? Can't find anything about it in NHS guidance whereas, for example, can easily find the advice for how long in a car seat etc x

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