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Carrying toddler while pregnant

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bigkidsdidit Thu 25-Oct-12 08:11:40


I have a 16kilo 22mo DS whom I currently carry, on my front, to and from the childminder (10 mins each way) in a babyhawk oh snap. I am also 7 weeks pg.

Do I need to stop front carrying him? Is it dangerous in any way or can I do it until it is uncomfortable for me?

I'm guessing it is ok seeing as for that length of time it's not really different to carrying him about the house / lifting him normally, but would appreciate advice!


bigkidsdidit Thu 25-Oct-12 16:30:25


pootlebug Thu 25-Oct-12 22:08:44

The general rule seems to be 'if you're comfy, carry on. If you're not, stop'.

I carried my DD1 daily for considerably longer periods whilst I was pregnant with DS, but there was only a 16 month gap so she was quite a bit smaller.

I still carried DD1 and DS whilst pregnant with DD2 although not so frequently. They were both 15-17kg whilst I was pregnant. I mainly carried them on my back though, as I found it much comfier.

ZombieTribble Thu 25-Oct-12 22:10:39

I carry my two year old ds around the supermarket in my boba. I'm 22 weeks pregnant. Still ifnotmore comfy now. smile

bigkidsdidit Fri 26-Oct-12 07:15:26

Is that on your front, zombie?

Thanks both. Cannot imagine feeling this knackered and carrying two, pootle you're amazing grin

MrsHelsBels74 Fri 26-Oct-12 07:30:38

I bought a hippychick hip seat when I was pregnant the second time as I was recommended to by a physiotherapist as I had bad back problems for a while. It took a bit of getting used to I must admit. You're welcome to mine if you want it (had DS2 now so no need!) it is covered in cat hair though!

ZombieTribble Fri 26-Oct-12 22:12:38

No I back carry, ds is too long for me to comfortably do that at the moment. I suppose I could, but the last time I did it front facing he nearly had my eye out with a cucumber at the self check out tills. blush

bigkidsdidit Tue 30-Oct-12 10:08:15

Just caught up with this, MrsHels that is brilliant, just looked it up online. is that seat safe for pregnancy, does the strap go round a bump?

If so I'd love it if you'll let me know how much smile

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