Almost positive the instructions tell you inward facing only when worn on the front. When my kids were ready to see things I started carrying them on my back & they loved to look around from that vantage point.
As far as I know - you "could" do the outward facing - like in the bjorn's but I have never done it myself nor does the site hold a position on it. I have been told it's not the best position for baby's hip
It's only for inward facing. If you want outward facing, hip, and back carries, I suggest a woven wrap style carrier. They have a learning curve to using them, but are very versatile and comfortable carriers.
It is inward facing only, but when the baby is old enough it can go on back (back pack style). It is a great product. I have used it for two babies, and my 18 month old is still riding in the backpack. I love it!!!!