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Front carries with baby facing away from the adult are: physiologically
not recommended for proper hip and brain development.
---Should baby become overstimulated there is no respite for baby, too much pressure is put on the socket of the hip joint, and circulation to lower limbs and genitalia may be adversely affected.
**Proper carries with babyfacing Mama/Dad/care giveralleviate all this.**
In the 10 years I have baby wrapped our babies, the styles and themes and types of carriers have changed drastically from only a few traditional ones to an explosion of buckles and wraps and ones with more appropriate ergonomic leg positioning.
Please take your time to do your research, test out a few, and make a choice that you are comfortable with.
Many families have carriers for different occasions; some in the car, some for home, some for hiking, some for Daddy, some for Mommy.
**If you want baby to be able to see her surroundings, consider a back carry (like below), which can be done safely when baby can hold her head up independently, or with a practiced caregiver who uses a woven, never a stretchy wrap. **
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