(Closed) ERGObaby vs. Baby Bjorn?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My SIL is an avid baby-wearer, she has loved the Baby Bjorn for early on in her baby’s life, but now that her little girl is getting bigger, so finds it really uncomfortable, so she is getting an Ergo.

I think that I am going to register for an Ergo, and use a wrap for the early days (as well as likely SIL will give me her Bjorn since she is done with it)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I have both as handmedowns. My baby took to the BB at a few months old. Now she is 9 months and and my husband still puts her in it. I only use the Ergo  though it took another month to get her comfortable facing in, she really likes it too. We use it for about 30 minutes max. VEry convenient!! The Ergo is good when baby is highly stimulated and just wants to be calmed. The Bjorn is good when she is bored and wants to look around. But really, it’s just which one of us wants to wear her. Hubby always uses the BB.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

We had a Baby Bjorn, and expect for when Ryan was really little, we never use it.  It is super uncomfortable and we got the one with extra support.  So we bit the bullet and bought a Becoo (very similar to the Ergo, except the baby can also face out AND you don’t need an infant insert when your baby is small) and we LOVE it.  at 15 months, I can still use it for good stretches of time and we have a big baby.  I would suggest a Moby wrap for the newborn stage and an Ergo or Becco added to the mix after the baby gets just a bit bigger.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

So far I like the look of the Ergo baby carriers especially the sport one…

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

We have both, and I liked both of them for different stages/activities.  We used the Moby when Dirty Delete was very little (like under 6 months) for wearing her around the house and wearing her out while running errands because it’s easy to put on and leave on, even if you take the baby out.

We used the Baby Bjorn from about 3 months until about 1 year.  At the early stages, I preferred the Bjorn over the Moby for activities like walks, hikes, etc… because I didn’t have to adjust as much.  I had to stop wearing Dirty Delete in the Bjorn when she was about 9 months, though because she is so tall.  My husband continued using it, though, and neither of us felt it was uncomfortable.

I got my husband the Ergo Sport for Father’s Day, and we’ve used that ever since.  It’s really comfortable for bigger babies/larger children, and I can once again wear Dirty Delete (she’s almost 17 months and like 35 inches, so very tall). 

ETA:  If you can, the best advice I’ve heard is to go to a store and try on different carriers, if you can.  Some fit tall people better, some fit short people better, etc… and that way you’ll be able to find the one that suits you best.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@mrsjazz: We have the Beco Gemini too and LOVE it! 

The baby carrier store I went to – where they have tons of carriers – won’t carry the Bjorn because they think it is so uncomfortable/not ergonomic.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Jillians Drawers is local to me and they have a free rental to try out carriers. I originally bought a Baby Bjorn Active (with the extra back support) and it was nice for the beginning. We had a 10+ pound baby, so we started using it at 2 weeks and used it until 2-3 months. Even when he was that young, it was uncomfortale for longer than 20-30 minutes.

I tried the Beco Butterfly II (does not face out) and the Beco Gemini (does face out). I wasn’t a fan of these because the faric seemed stiff and rough. The buckle placement seemed awkward and the straps rubed my sides in the utterfly II. DS didn’t seem as comfortable in them. However they did seem well built and I liked that you didn’t have to buy a separate infant insert like the Ergo. (In the Butterfly it is included and removable.) I know a lot of people who really like them though.

I ended up with a Boba carrier, which I LOVE. The fabric is softer and more breathable. It has the tallest back of any carriers, except for a Babyhawk Oh Snap which was much more expensive. It also has stitching to create a seat for the child, helping them to sit more comfortably. And they include foot straps to give more leg support for older children.

I didn’t like that the Ergo had a much lower back, since I have a really long baby. I did love the pocket though, which is a feature missing on most carriers.

I think the Baby Bjorn is okay for the early months, but it’s not as cozy as a Moby wrap (or similar wrap) and costs a lot more. If I was doing it over, I’d get a Moby then use the Boba.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We have the bjorn. She didn’t seem to love it at first, which kind of pissed me off after spending all that money on it! And I was very surprised, since she wanted to be held all the time. But not in a wrap, in my arms.

She’s 3 months now and she’ll be in it for about a half hour at a time, which is all my back can take so that’s fine. I like it for when I need to do something around the house and she doesn’t want to be put down.

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