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dave bug wrote:Do you go with kid facing you, or kid facing the world? Someday we'll read some study trying to discern the deep psychological differences between the two decisions.
That actually depends on the age. Young babies should always face in for proper neck support & because they get overstimulate easily & that leads to crankiness (what sometimes is even mistaken for colic).
Overall though - nearly any carrier that can face a baby out is called a "Crotch dangler" where the baby's crotch supports the weight...and they are considered not so great on spinal development. For short bits it's likely fine, but if you want baby to stay in there a few hours while you peruse the county fair or take a walk, you really want them in a more seated position with legs splayed around mom or dad. People sometimes mistakenly believe that having legs spread is hair don hip s- quite the opposite...think about how good setting "indian style' is for your hips. Your knees may not like ti as a certain age, but your hips never mind it.
spending my kid's college funds one woot off at a time