Carrie Symonds has sparked a debate on social media after she was spotted wearing baby Wilfred in a forward-facing baby carrier while out for a walk in Italy.
Boris Johnson’s fiancee, 32, was seen with her five-month-old son in Lake Como, where she’s staying at the £600 a night Grand Hotel Tremezzo on a girls holiday.
Carrie, who was casually attired in a Ganni frock and Superga trainers, carried five-month-old Wilfred in the £119.90 Ergobaby 360 All Positions Baby Carrier.
The carrier is intended for use with newborns aged up to four months old and features an ergonomic design meaning baby can be carried forwards or opposed to facing inwards.
However, several people took to Twitter to call out the Prime Minister’s partner for wearing it incorrectly, with some expressing concern for the little one’s well being and several people noted that he was uncomfortable and on one side.
One person tweeted: ‘For the love of God will someone teach @carriesymonds how to use a baby carrier properly. That poor kid is constantly been dangled by his crotch with his head all over the place’.
Another wrote: ‘Dear @carriesymonds please will you google safe babywearing? He should be facing you and much higher up, close enough to kiss.’
And one remarked: ‘Outrageous behaviour. Made worse by a photo showing Wilfred’s head dangling off to the side without support. @carriesymonds needs some parenting instructions.’
According to the Ergobaby website, the ergonomic 360 All Positions carrier offers every carry position with a forward-facing option.
The carrier comes with a lumbar support waistbelt for extra lower back comfort and adjustable padded shoulder straps for neck and shoulder comfort and Emily Williamson, a professional carrying consultant and founder of South London Slings, told a news outlet that there are tons of carriers which offer the option of carrying your baby facing outwards.
The bottom line is that your baby needs to be able to completely support their head independently so that it stays steady as you walk.
Babies tend to have the strength for this anywhere between 3-6 months, before this, they should always be held high on the chest, facing towards the body.
If your baby’s head tilts or drops at all as you walk then they’re not ready to be carried facing outwards and all babies will go more limp when they’re sleeping and if their head drops forward it can make it hard for them to breathe.
So, Carrie Symonds should be ashamed of herself and she’s obviously not that bright and it’s surprising she even remembered that she had a baby, but never mind which way to carrie a baby, who’s paying for the £600 a night hotel – can’t be Boris Johnson because evidently, he’s broke.
But these carriers are dangerous, full stop because if the mother falls over, the first to get injured is the baby and it’s truly incredible and shameful that the Prime Minister’s girlfriend is even in Italy.
He leads the country and the advice to travel to Italy is only essential travel.
If you lead a country and create laws, then you must obey them, but it seems that if you’re Conservative Government then there’s no need to obey the rules and you know what, this baby will want for absolutely nothing, will see no poverty, will not go unfed, unwashed, unkissed, unadored and will receive all that’s needed to have a lovely life.
But for crying out loud put the child in a pram if you can’t carry him correctly.
This image of him with his head lolling all over the place, all one can think of is how painful his little neck will be after and Carrie Symonds seems clueless of this.
Babies heads are quite heavy compared to the strength of their neck muscles to support them and he would be so much better in a pram and she looked like she was carrying a 25 kg bag of spuds.