Baby Bjorn or Ergobaby carrier?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which carrier do you like best?
    Baby Bjorn : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Ergobaby : (31 votes)
    94 %
  • Post # 2
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    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    The Ergo has a waist strap that the Bjorn does not have. This puts the weight on your hips as opposed to your shoulders, making it more comfortable and easier to use for longer periods of time. Also, it’s better for your baby. The Bjorn is a crotch dangler, which is bad for baby’s hips. The Ergo is a more comfortable solution for baby. If you have a Marshalls nearby, check it frequently. I’ve seen Ergos there for 70 bucks. I’ve also seen them go on sale on Zulily.

    Post # 3
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    965 posts
    Busy bee

    Ergo. Hands down. It’s so comfortable and it fits both of us well. I’m 5’2″ and FI is 6’4″. When the baby gets older you can also switch them to your back. I’m not sure if the bjorn can do that. 

    Watch Amazon or target they usually have deals. 

     

    Post # 4
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    965 posts
    Busy bee

    Most baby consignment shops will have them too. Youcan just throw the whole thing in the washer. 

    Post # 5
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    863 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have both and Ergo is way, way more comfortable for both myself and baby. 

    Post # 6
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    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have tried both and the ergo is better, hands down. So much more comfortable and easier to use. Try looking for one used, I got mine for $50. Even if you buy it new I think it’s probably worth it!

    Post # 7
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    7262 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Definitely the ergo. They are worth the investment. They also tend to hold a pretty good resale value.

    Post # 8
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    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Christy42213:  We have both. I got the Bjorn at a consignment store for $20, it’s the one with the waist strap. Here’s what I consider to be the pros and cons of both

    Ergo: more comfortable although sometimes my lower back hurts, keeps baby warm if you’re outside and it’s cold/baby might get too hot if you’re outside someplace warm, kinda tricky to put on by yourself sometimes, more pieces like the infant pillow and stuff can be a little tricky, has a pouch for keys or whatever, if you’re really talented you can breastfeed the baby in it 

    Bjorn: super easy to put on by yourself and easy and quick to get baby in/out, baby needs to be bundled up if you’re outside in it, makes my shoulders hurt if worn for a long time, baby can face out, other moms might judge you for using what they call a “crotch dangler,” which is supposedly bad for the baby’s hips although I have had a hard time finding actual evidence that this is the case

    Post # 9
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    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ergo hands down. The born is not comfortable for long periods of time or when baby gets heavier. It’s not the best for baby either.

    i personally prefer the beco Gemini to the ergo for me personally. Similar price point.

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    Post # 10
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    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have heard great things about Ergo, and lots of negatives of the Baby Bjorn – namely that it’s a “crotch-dangler” (basically, it doesn’t properly support baby and is bad for their hips with extensive use) and that it is very uncomfortable for the parent as baby gets heavier.  We’re planning to use the Ergo and a Boba wrap when our baby is little.

    Post # 11
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    2 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    ok, so I know it wasn’t one of your options, but you should look into the LILLEbaby. It’s a soft-structured carrier, like the Ergo and Bjorn, but is way more comfy than both. It can be used from birth – 45lbs and doesn’t need an infant insert. It can be used 6 different ways and also has a lumbar support pad. I used to swear by my ergo until I tried lillebaby. I will never go back.

    Post # 12
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    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    kp756:  Thanks for the tip!  I went and checked out the Lillebaby on Amazon, and I’m convinced 🙂 I actually just replaced the Ergo on our registry with the Lillebaby All Seasons. (I had considered the Ergo 360 to be able to ergonomically wear baby facing forward, but this does it at a much more reasonable price point).

    Post # 13
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    2 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    SadieBee:  Yes! I’ve also tried the ergo 360 (which can do forward facing) but the weight limit is only 33lbs, so one of my kiddos is already too big for it 🙁 And the waistband is velcro.  Which seems like a great idea, until you realize you have to take the whole waistband off to adjust it and if baby falls asleep it’s super loud to take off. So yes, lillebaby, all the way! The organic is the softest fabric i’ve ever touched, my little guy sleeps for HOURS in it!

    Post # 14
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Christy42213:  

    I have used both, but own the ergo.  Definitely agree with everyone else on the ergo.  The bjorn was handy when my baby (I borrowed one) was young (4mo) but I couldn’t imagine putting her in it as she gets bigger!

    Waist strap helps a lot.

    I can still BF my baby in the ergo with the sleeping hood pulled up (7.5 mo) and my jacket/cardigan on.  No one can even tell I am Bfing her, they just assume she’s sleeping I guess.  The sleeping hood also works great for when baby does fall asleep.

    I got the Ergo on sale for $60 (1/2 off), so wait around for some sales.

    Post # 15
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    kp756:  lillebaby looks nice!  Looks really similar to the ergo but maybe a little more versatile.

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