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Not only is it babywearing week, it’s October! Time to start thinking about what you’re going to be for Halloween. Who is planning on wearing their baby this Halloween? Have you thought of making an adorable costume out of it?
I have found some cute and creative ideas for incorporating your baby into your costume this year. I really wish I had thought of something creative when K was smaller and we were babywearing more than we are now. Some of these babywearing Halloween costumes are ingenious!
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As you will notice, many of these costumes incorporate a baby in an outward facing baby carrier. Up until recently, that was generally considered a no-no in the baby wearing community since the carriers made for facing outward were non-ergonomic style baby carriers, such as a Baby Bjorn and similar styles. Due to their narrow seat, they aren’t considered to be the best way to wear your baby in the babywearing community. The reason for that is because they don’t provide much hip support and your baby’s legs dangle at an uncomfortable angle. Not only that, they’re not very comfortable for the wearer, especially with babies over a few months old. But there is a way that you can safely and comfortably wear your baby facing out.
But now there is a way that you can safely and comfortably wear your baby facing out!
You will still find people who don’t like the idea of their baby facing outward and that’s okay. But for the occasional trip out with your little one, I am of the school of thought that facing out can be fine as long as the carrier your are using is an ergonomic design. These days there are so many choices when it comes to ergonomic carriers that provide proper hip placement and now, some of them are made to allow for outward facing babywearing. Instead of a Baby Bjorn style carrier, try giving baby more hip support with a quality wrap carrier or ergonomic baby carriers like the LILLEbaby or Ergobaby Omni 360. Plus, your back will feel much better, too!
What are your kids going to be for Halloween this year? Are you also dressing up?