How to Front Carry in Orbit Baby Carrier

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Wearing Instructions:
JumpSac Orbit Carrier - Front Carry (Facing In)

  • Best for: Baby/Toddler under 3 years old or for as long as your kid’s height do not block your view
  • Difficulty Level: Easy 

You'll need:

  • 1 x Orbit carrier
  • 1 x baby / toddler

Important Requirements:

  • The buckles on your JumpSac Orbit shoulder straps must already be fastened, and the shoulder straps not crossed. And the waistpad must already be worn on your waist/hip area. Chest strap must be left unfastened before wearing. 
  • You have experienced Front Carrying before with someone's help or have at least practiced with a doll.

    Suitable for:

    • The Front Carry is generally suitable for babies and children under 3 years old.
    • For newborn wearing, please refer to the Newborn Hold instead.
    • If you have a tall, big or heavy baby, toddlers & preschoolers, we recommend the Back Carrying position for the feel of weightlessness, without having your child’s head blocking your view in the front carry.
    • If your toddler or preschooler still wants to be carried in a front carry and he/she already blocks your view (because of their height), please pay extra attention on where you step on the ground. Walk in a safe and non-slippery area. Avoid the stairs or escalators.

        Step by Step Instructions:

        Here's how you Front Carry your baby/toddler in the JumpSac Orbit soft structured carrier, explained step by step. And please watch this video too.




        1. First, hold the Orbit carrier in front of you. Important: Make sure the buckles on the shoulder straps are fastened, and prepare/adjust the webbings (black straps) length accordingly, enough to fit your baby/toddler and yourself snugly. (You'll be able to instinctly figure it out after wearing it a couple of times).

        1. Now, flip the body panel down as shown above, and hold the waist/hip pad with your hands, at waist/hip level, whichever you prefer.

        1. Then, fasten the buckle at your back (you can choose either to wear the waist/hip pad on your waist or your hip, whichever is more comfortable for you). 

        1. Tighten or loosen the webbing (black straps) at the buckle accordingly so it fits you snugly, but not suffocating.

        1. Now hold your baby in front of you at your waist level as shown in the pic, with your baby's legs cradling your waist.

        1. While still supporting your baby's bum using one of your hands, lift one shoulder strap up using your other hand, and place it on your shoulder. Then, bring the carrier body panel over the whole of your baby's back.

        1. When the body panel is already covering your baby's back, you can now easily lift the other shoulder strap up, and place it on your other shoulder.

        1. Bring both of your hands behind your back, and reach for the chest/sternum strap.

        1. Fasten the buckles on the chest/sternum strap, and tighten/loosen accordingly. This is to ensure that the shoulder straps stays put on your shoulder.

        1. At this point, you can also adjust the webbings on both of the shoulder straps accordingly. Tighten by pulling down or up, if needed, so that the Orbit carrier feels snug on you and your baby. That's it! Easy isn't it?

        1. If you have the latest version of Orbit with Perfect Fit Adjusters (PFA), you can tighten this webbing too, if you feel that there’s still a lot of room between your baby’s head and your chest. Petite and thin wearers will usually find this adjuster useful as this allows the shoulder straps to be further shortened.


        • This is fairly easy technique, so you’ll just need to practice in front of the mirror to be able to gauge the shoulder straps location as well as the chest straps. 
        • Practice when baby it already fed and well rested. He/she will be more cooperative.
        • Talking to your baby/toddler that he/she is going up in a carrier will likely to get him/her to cooperate. Also tell that it'll be a lot of fun riding in the carrier :)
        • If the baby is crying because he is not used to be in a carrier, coax him/her by swaying, moving, or dancing... so that baby feels safe in the carrier. Yes, standing static while practicing makes the baby anxious. So, get muvin' ok? :D

        Warning & Safety Precautions:

        • If this is your first time trying this method, please practice in front of the mirror at least. If you have another person watch you as you go, it’ll be helpful too especially when you need help locating the chest straps on your back (when the baby is already in the carrier).
        • The buckles on your JumpSac Orbit shoulder straps must already be fastened, and the shoulder straps not crossed. And the waistpad must already be worn on your waist/hip area. Chest strap must be left unfastened before putting the baby inside the carrier in front of you. If you're unprepared, an injury could occur. Make it a habit to check on your carrier buckles before putting it on.
        • Practice grabbing the shoulder straps, so that you could guage their location later when you need to grab the shoulders straps when you actually have a kid on your front.

        Other methods:

        Q & A:

        • Q: Can I face-out my baby in the front carry (front face-out, FFO)?
        • A: The Orbit carrier is not designed for front facing-out your baby. It is designed with a wide and supportive base to ensure your baby is seated ergonomically, with the panel cradling your baby's legs, which is safe for baby's spine & bone development.
          • In order to make the front face-out position possible, the base of the carrier needs to be made really narrow. This means there wouldn't be enough width to support your baby's legs, and your baby will only be supported by his/her crotch, with their legs dangling. This non-ergonomic position will put strain on baby's hip, and if prolonged, it might cause Hip Displasia.
          • In a front face-out position, baby wouldn't be able to hide their face to your chest for comfort in case they get tired or anxious in a new environment. They also get easily overstimulated in this position, as the wearer wouldn't be able to see the baby's face for cue to quickly respond before it happens.
          • If you fall forward, your baby's face have a high chance of getting hit first.
          • It is also harder to thermoregulate in this position
          • Your center of gravity will be shifted further forward, because baby's legs are facing away from you. Baby's shoulders will be pushed back by the straps in this position which is not ergonomic. This means, it'll be a lot less comfortable for the wearer and the baby in the front face-out position than the recommended front face-in position.