HB - adorable!
DS might be big enough that I can use my Boba. I think he's very close to 15 lbs. How crazy! Only thing is he still likes his legs froggy style. Think that's ok?
They say as long as his knees stay 45 degrees on either side it doesn't really matter. IDK....definitely not a babywearing expert. I'm still trying to figure it out myself. DS really likes to face out in the Mei Tai but at 10 weeks, it feels like his hips are spread too far apart. I keep checking the sites to see position. I just don't want to do anything to mess up his hip KWIM?
HB, facing out may not be ideal. (Fine for short periods of time, but not for extended.) It can't support your DS's legs properly.
Both Finn (as an infant) & Cate have been worn 'face out', froggy-legged, for short periods. That way, we're only dealing with the over-stimulation, and not the leg/hip issues. It's short lived, and generally only at home or at family events, where they like to see & be seen.
For me, not matter which way they are facing, the key is weight on the bum, not the crotch or feet (so froggy = legs in front, not under their bum). Cate is just starting to go in any carrier with her legs wrapped around me, instead of froggy'd, and she will be 11wks tomorrow. One of the reasons I wear my babies is so that I can feed them on the go, so they tend to face in the majority of the time :)
I put a link to some sale woven wraps on the FB group a while ago ... but haven't managed to make the leap yet! I have 8 carriers I think. I can't justify adding another right now! But, I have put DS @4.5yr in my stretch wrap for short periods, and while I wouldn't want to carry him in it for hours, it works for a short walk - on my back. I do love that all my carriers expect one, work for both 12lb DD & 39lb DS :)
I've only tried to put him facing out once at Costco. DH "thought" it would be better seeing how he really likes to look around. It just didn't feel right to me so I turned him back around. He got upset briefly but settled down once I folded down the back a little so he could peek over it. I'm much more comfortable wearing them face in. I need to start practicing my back carries.
It's about the only kind I don't have (yet!). Christmas is coming ... that's what I keep telling myself, perhaps I'll get one then ...
I have a "foby" and a mei tai that I made myself. I use the mei tai all the time. I have fabric and rings to make a ring sling but haven't yet. took me 3 days to make the mei tai.
Norrie was 2 weeks old in the first picture and 4 in the second. I use the mei tai most as it breathes better. The foby is too warm right now but I think I'm going to love it this winter. :) Still hunting for the right fabric to make a woven wrap with. I wear her higher in the mie tai than his but this was taken right after I finished so I threw it on to "test" it out. :)