(Closed) baby bjorn/baby carriers

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@mrstilly: I had a Baby Bjorn original, a walmart brand one, and a sling. I only used the sling when he was itty bitty, but the Baby Bjorn original was my fave. Mostly because it was more unobtrusive. I would think the original would be fine. I carried my son everywhere in that thing, and even wore it around the house!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

We bought a carrier for our baby and he HATES it! It’s a baby bjorn one (not sure the specific model) so we thought it would be great but he doesn’t like it. Maybe when he’s a bit bigger he will like it (he’s 3mo). Why don’t you wait until bubs born and your actually able to use it and try it on in store with bub in there to see how it fits both of you? Sorry I can’t be of much help..

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We have a Baby Bjorn Original, but I kinda wish we had gotten the Active.  We use it on walks/hikes where the stroller just isn’t a good option (on the beach, on rocky trails, etc…) and we use it when we’re shopping or going to crowded places where a stroller would be hard to manuever.  Addie likes the Baby Bjorn, but I wish we would have gotten the Active so she could face in or out, since she is soooooo interested in looking at stuff now.  Also, she went on a carrier strike from about 2-3.5 months, and I think it was because  she was getting frustrated that she couldn’t see anything but my chest.  Once she was big enough to see over the side of the Baby bjorn, she went back to preferring the carrier over the stroller.

We also have a Moby wrap that we use around the house, and we’re considering getting a bigger back carrier since Addie is getting too tall for me to carry her in the front any more (her feet are hitting my thighs!).

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Facing forward in the original is a lot harder than with the active.  The top part folds down in the front carry, but it’s a lot thicker material, so it doesn’t stay folded over.  And, at least on ours, there isn’t a spot to reconnect the front flap, so I either have to hold it down or it keeps flipping up in front of Addie’s face.  The Active is made out a less structured material, so the forward facing is easier. 

Addie is tall enough now that we can have her facing in, and she can see out over the top of the holder, but she wasn’t tall enough to do that until she was maybe 3.5-4 months old.

ETA:  I just looked at the Baby Bjorn website, and it looks like they have corrected the problem in newer Original models?  It looks like there is a spot to reconnect the folded down part so you don’t have the problem of the material continually flipping up.  On ours, there’s just two little buttons for the leg holders, but they’re not big enough to reconnect the front flap.

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