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Forward facing in slings: a contentious issue

Forward facing in slings is a hotly discussed topic online – everyone has their opinion. Posting a photo of a baby forward facing in any kind of sling or carrier will often result in many comments on all sides. So what’s the actual story?

Is forward facing in slings safe?

The two most important factors to ensure safety when carrying are:

As long as you’re varying their position, and there are no underlying medical conditions; if you’ve ensured these two factors, then the forward facing in a sling or carrier is safe.

Carrying options for forward facing

Carrying options for forward facing

Ergobaby OMNI 360- Khaki Green

Ergobaby OMNI 360

The Ergobaby OMNI 360 offers one of the mot ergonomic forward facing carrying positions available.

Available to hire and buy from CalmFamily.

tula explore buckle carrier everblue blue facing out forward facing

Tula Explore

Featuring Tula's iconic prints & Ergobaby's ergonomic forward facing position.

Available to hire and buy from CalmFamily.

Beco 8

The Beco 8 is an affordable forward facing option. It fits longer than many other baby carriers thanks to its long panel.

Available to hire and buy from CalmFamily.

Izmi forward facing in woodland

Izmi baby carrier

The Izmi is an affordable carrier for small babies, with an outward facing option.

Available to hire and buy from CalmFamily.

Beco Gemini

The Beco gemini is an affordable forward facing option suitable from birth to around 18 months.

Available to hire and buy from CalmFamily.

BjornOne

BabyBjorn was a big name in carrying and the BjornOne is the most recent forward facing offering.

Available to hire from CalmFamily.

These carriers all fit very differently. Some have no padding, others have lots. Some have a mesh panel between the parent and baby. These tend to fit broad and flat chested parents better than parents with larger chests. Some of these carriers have the option to carry with straps rucksack style or crossed. Others, however, have only one possible strap configuration. Buying a carrier that isn’t comfortable is a common and costly mistake. Hiring a carrier can avoid buyer’s regret and ensure you find the best sling for you. 

Alternatives to forward facing

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