How to Front Carry in Orbit Baby Carrier
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JumpSac Orbit Carrier
- 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.