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Brand: Baby Bjorn / Carrier Type: Framed / Carrier Position: Front

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      14.02.2014 13:57

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      highly recommended

      This is a great baby carrier - versatile and comfortable for both baby and adult. This is a front carrier and baby can be positioned facing forwards or towards your body. The latter works better with a new born baby but they soon prefer facing outwards to see the world and where they are going. The straps are easily adjustable to fit both you and the baby and are padded enough for comfort. It really takes the strain out of carrying and leaves you with 2 free hands. Also packs up quite small so no hassle to take out and about with you. You can buy a number of useful accessories to go with the baby bjorn, the two most useful I would say are the dribble cover as they love to have a chew on the top of the carrier and the sleeping bag type blanket to keep the baby warm. These are not overly expensive and well worth the cost. Highly recommended.

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      11.04.2012 11:42
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      The Number One Baby Carrier

      The Baby Bjorn is recognised as probably the best baby carrier on the market, the Babybjorn Baby carrier original offers two different ways to carry babies up to 11kg (This should work out around 13-15 months old).

      Looks:

      When limp on the floor it just looks like a lot of black straps but when set up on a mother or father it looks pretty cool, with a strong support area for babies bottom, decent space for legs, movable straps to adapt as baby grows bigger and a good neck rest. Looks wise it is black, entirely bland, but very professional, it doesn't matter if you have a boy or girl it looks the same, unoffensive, professional and sturdy.

      The Two Styles:

      When baby is very young and can't support their head the Baby Bjorn is best used with the neck rest up and baby facing the carrier, this is very secure for baby, supports their neck and allows the parent lots of mobility in doing other things whilst looking after baby, it also offers baby the comfort of having a parent or guardian close to them, the security of feeling their warm chest is apparently very reassuring.

      As baby gets bigger (around 6 months) and they can hold their head up, you can switch the baby bjorn round so they still put their legs and arms through the available holes but face forwards meaning they can see everything and really enjoy being out and about more, just as their senses dictate they want to know more about everything.

      Both modes are good, I liked the early mode as I knew baby was secure, I like the current mode although it does put more of a strain on your back as little one is bigger and can move arms and legs more making movement more difficult. There are moveable straps which can be realigned as baby gets bigger, this is really useful and allows the carrier to adapt with your baby. One point is that the carrier must only be used on your front and can't be adapted to be a back carrier.

      Quality:

      This item is very secure, it has solid clickable sections to hold baby in place, putting baby in the sling becomes second nature as you do it more and more and it can handle all weathers. We have had ours 18 months and it has been used very regularly and could be used again or sold as 'nearly new'. The quality is strong and it is rightly known as the market leader in baby carriers.

      Putting Together:

      The instructions are clear and easy to follow, you could make the carrier up without reading them as everything is fairly clear, but the instructions allow you to do things quickly and easily, having somebody to hold baby while you secure them in the carrier is an advantage, but it can be done without and offers more flexibility and freedom for a quick trip to the shops or if you need to look after baby and keep an eye on them whilst doing basic housework.

      Overall:

      I really like the item, as baby gets bigger it is more difficult to see ahead of yourself and the strain on your back can become greater, but it has worked well for us and in tighter spaces it allows us more mobility. One downside is that if you stop for a bite to eat there is nowhere to put baby as there would be with a pram, but this simply helps make any trip more direct and cuts out unnecessary stops.

      I would say the two greatest features of this item are its quality design and the security it gives baby, it doesn't feel loose or flimsy and baby is always safe and secure, the biggest negative is that after about 30-45 minutes of carrying it will start to hurt your back as there is no support for the carrier. This can be difficult and whilst you could share the load with another there is a risk of damaging your back making parenting even more difficult, if this were to be addressed I would give the item 5 out of 5, but I think because of this it limits the usage of the item somewhat and means this isn't the answer to all your problems just some of them.

      The Baby Bjorn is available from all good baby stores, we bought ours from Amazon some time ago for £40, it currently sells for £47 and due to the good reviews won't veer far from this price. Overall a sturdy performer that offers baby lots of support and parents comfort for short periods.

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      25.09.2011 14:48

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      Useful product to have

      I used this loads when my baby was small. It's great for those times that you don't want to use a buggy. I Found it particularly useful when going for walks on the beach/country walks and for baby sales when you cannot take your buggy or you just need to use both hands! I also found it useful if my baby was having a 'clingy' day when then just want to be carried around. For every day shopping then you'll still need a buggy and this isn't an alternative to a buggy but it is very useful. I found that as my baby got heavier then it wasn't so easy for me to use so I let DH carry the baby instead - cute! What was really good is the fact you can carry your baby facing you when they are very small and then face them outwards as they get older and start to take an interest in the world around them.

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      11.03.2011 13:37
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      A useful product but for the amount of time you use it, it is quite expensive.

      WHAT IS IT?
      The baby bjorn is a fabric baby carrier/sling which enables you to carry your baby close to your body from new born. It consists of the main body and straps which can be adjusted to fit the size of the baby and the size of the carrier.

      WHEN IS IT USEFUL?
      It is a good alternative to a pram or buggy when you are out and about. We used it a lot when our son was tiny as he would sleep really well in the sling and it was much easier to go in and out of shops with him in the sling. It was especially good for super markets when he was too small to fit in the trolley seats. It was also my life saver in the first few weeks when I was trying to do housework as my son didn't like to be put down, so I could do house work with him in the sling. We also used to take it away with us when staying with relatives instead of filling up the car with the pushchair.

      WHAT AGE IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
      We used this from about 2 weeks until 4 months regularly, but after that our son was too heavy for me to use it apart from on short journeys. My husband still carries my son in it now at 7 and a half months.

      ADVANTAGES
      It is lightweight, washes well and can be adapted to suit various heights/weights of babies and various heights of adults (I am 5ft5 and my husband is 6ft2 and we can both wear it comfortably). It has thick straps to spread the weight evenly. The baby can also face two ways. From new born until about 4 months they face in towards you which is great for soothing them. After that they can face outwards which is good for nosy babies when they are more alert.

      DISADVANTAGES
      It is tricky to put on, this takes a lot of practice (a lot!). I used to take the sling out with me and use it to put my baby in when he started crying in the pram as this would calm him down, however a screaming baby and a complicated sling resulted in near melt down for me quite a few times until I had mastered the technique. It is also expensive to buy.

      Whilst this sling was great for us for the first few months, we got given it and I don't think I would have paid full price for the amount of time we used it and for the amount of time it took me to master wearing it. It was useful, especially as another trick to use to calm a crying baby, but unless you use it daily so get used to your baby's weight, after a few months they are too heavy to carry in the sling for any length of time.

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        30.06.2010 12:59
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        A fantastic baby carrier for both Mums and Dads

        First time round, we didn't really get into the whole baby-wearing thing - we borrowed a sling from a friend but I found it uncomfortable to wear (probably because my son was a very big baby and he was heavy to carry right from the start) and it quickly got relegated to a drawer and then given back. However, my sister found her Baby Bjorn invaluable when my niece was a baby and I decided that I should give baby-wearing another chance with baby no. 2. So, following my sister's recommendation, I used the Mothercare vouchers I got as a maternity leave gift from work to purchase a Baby Bjorn.

        *The Carrier*
        There are several versions of the Baby Bjorn available but ours is the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Original in Black. The carrier is constructed from a plain black fabric with two lines of silver / grey piping on the front and a silver Baby Bjorn logo. It comes in two pieces - the first part is the main body of the carrier which supports your baby - and the second part is the cross-over straps. It is made from 100% cotton and has 'Confidence in Textiles' certification meaning that it has been tested to ensure that it is free of harmful substances. Both the actual carrier and the straps are padded making it comfortable for both you and your baby.

        *Using the Carrier*
        You put it on by first putting the straps over your shoulders and ensuring that they fit comfortably, with the crossover being at the bottom of your shoulder blades, and then clip the main part of the carrier on to the straps. Putting it all together is very simple - the connection point between the straps and the front piece is two circular lock-clips (clearly labelled as left and right to avoid any confusion). You then hold the baby close to your chest and bring the carrier up behind them. To secure the baby into the sling, there are two sliding latches which slip into grooves on either side of the straps - these are red and blue so that the red side goes into the red groove and vice versa. You then click the two head support buckles into place. For babies between 7.5 and 11lbs there are also little leg strap buttons to make them even more secure. It is easy to release your baby from the carrier - you simply hold them close to you, unclick the head support buckles, slide the latches out of their grooves and lift them out.

        *Sizing and Positioning*
        The Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Original is marketed as suitable for babies between 7.5lbs and 25lbs, although personally I think you'd struggle to carry a 25lb baby in it. Young babies without much head control need to be carried facing towards you so their heads are properly supported - my daughter always seemed to find this very comfortable and would immediately snuggle into us and fall asleep. Sometimes, when she was very young and we had trouble settling her in the evenings, my husband would put her in the carrier and she would instantly calm down - it didn't work for me though as she could smell my milk and would get agitated as she wanted to feed. You can adjust the carrier to make your baby more comfortable as they grow - there is a section at the bottom of the front piece with a sliding section which indicates the position it should be in depending on your baby's weight and length. Once your baby is gained control of their head, you can also use it as an outward facing carrier. My daughter absolutely loves facing out and looking at the world from high up and will reward us with big happy smiles. However, she doesn't fall asleep in it facing outwards, probably because there is just too much for her to look at, so if we want her to nap we have to turn her round.

        *Price*
        The Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Original is the cheapest of the Baby Bjorn carrier at approx. £60, but it is not the cheapest product on the market. However, the quality is fantastic and I do believe you get what you pay for with this product. They wear well too, so it's possible to pick one up much more cheaply on eBay and still get plenty of use out of it.

        *Our Experience of Using It*
        We have found this carrier invaluable and it has been used much more often than I expected it to be after our experiences first time round. My husband really enjoys carrying our daughter and will often opt for the carrier over the buggy when we're all out together. It also gives us the option of letting our three year old ride in the stroller if he's over-tired, although we prefer him to walk these days! I also find the carrier very comfortable to wear - it gives great support and makes it very easy to carry the baby as you have much more confidence knowing that she is securely strapped to you. Our daughter is now 14lbs and I still find her very light in the carrier. On our recent holiday, we did several longish walks including along cliff-top paths and the carrier was fantastic for this as it gave us the freedom to leave the buggy behind. It is also great for using on public transport - tubes and buses are so much easier when you don't have to manoeuvre a bulky pram on and off them while trying to keep hold of an energetic pre-schooler at the same time! We have also found that it is useful to take both the pram and the sling when we're out for a long period of time as we can alternate using them both to give a bit more variation - our daughter gets frustrated at being in the pram for too long so it's great to have the option of carrying her. The only disadvantages I've found is that it isn't comfortable to wear over a big winter coat - I usually had it under my coat and left it unbuttoned as having the baby on my chest kept me warm anyway - and it's too hot to wear in really hot weather as the baby can over-heat with the combined heat of both your bodies.

        *Final Thoughts*
        I would definitely recommend the Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Original to all parents of young babies. I think it would probably work up until about nine months - although that depends on the weight of your baby and how comfortable you feel using it at that stage. It is a fantastic product for helping you make the most of those early months with your baby by allowing you to get out and about easily and keep your baby close to you if they are the type of baby that really needs that closeness. I am so pleased that we bought this and decided to give baby-wearing another go - it's made such a difference to us, and I especially like the fact that my husband enjoys wearing it so much as it enhances the bond between him and his little girl.

        *This review will also appear on Ciao with my Brownie Queen username.

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          04.01.2010 14:59
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          Useful solution for transporting babies without a pram

          Baby carriers and slings are shockingly big business - you can pay what I would consider to be an absolute fortune for these things, and yet in many cases it appears that these bits of kit get little or next to no use: just look at the hundreds of variations on the theme selling second hand with barely or very little use on Ebay at any given moment....

          Being a terrible cheap-skate, Ebay is of course where I got the one I used for my first child - and which I've looked out (from the bottom of the cupboard where it got deposited for a few years) now that I have a newborn. It's one of the older 'Baby Bjorn' models - so it comes in a slightly unfortunate, what looks to me like was at the height-of-style-in-the-early-1990s, dark blue tartan print, but it's still wearing reasonably well structurally, and the great benefit of my old sling over some of the newer types available today is that it's made from (or covered by) a cotton fabric, rather than synthetic, which makes it much more 'breathable' for both baby and parent. It's completely machine washable, which is of course handy for anything small-baby-related. The fittings that secure the baby into the apparatus - some heavy-duty push-stud metal buttons, a plastic toggle, and at the base, a push-in locking plastic circular 'key' arrangement - are all still in good to very good nick, and the whole thing is still completely sound - or else I'd have picked another one out off Ebay instead of using this. I think with these carriers because of the simplicity of the design and the type of security fittings, if you have a second hand one or have been given one, it would be pretty obvious to see if it's a badly worn one in need of replacement. The slings have printed instructions (and diagrams) for use sewn on to them, which is a great help.

          The shape of the sling is similar to the newer 'Baby Bjorn' versions - ie the baby-holding part is 'ergonomically' shaped - like a baby's body - and there are wide, adjustable over-the-shoulder straps to attach it to the parent part of the adult-child conglomerate. These straps meet together and run through a weird 'X' shaped plastic guide thingy that, once the sling is in place should sit round at the adult carrier's back. I generally find it something of a faff to get the straps over my shoulders correctly, as my sling is quite elderly and the fabric there though still very strong has become quite floppily 'worn in'. Adjusting the position of the sling on one's body I find is best done with the help of another person; no matter how well-positioned the sling is on your body, it tends to move anyway once the weight of the baby is in, in any case, so some additional adjusting is usually necessary, to get the fit just right. Individually the fittings that tighten and loosen the sling are very easy to use. Once you find it is set up correctly for you and your baby, I think the general rule is to never move it, until the baby gets too big for that setting (or unless you find you've perhaps put on a little bit of excess weight round the waist over the Christmas period - but I think that's enough said).

          As the sling can be used with the baby facing outwards or in against your chest, it can apparently be used from birth. I got the sling when my daughter was a few months old (well after she could consistently / reliably hold her head up) and at that age she refused to go in it unless she was facing outwards and could see what was going on - but facing outwards, it was generally a great success. I've now used it with my small to average sized new baby from the age of about one month and it seems to be working very well again - sprog #2 seems to like it and always goes to sleep when we're out on a walk. What's been a slight problem that's developed for us lately is that the sling seems designed to hold a certain....(maximum) girth of baby. No matter how I try to adjust it, something is going slightly wrong, and the child 'rides too high' in it. I think what's occurring must be this: the sprog, though still normal to - if anything - slightly under-sized, once wrapped up in multiple layers of thick, fleecy clothing to guard against the frosty weather becomes almost too wide to fit into the sling space properly, and the fit of baby into sling becomes a bit overly snug. Since this is an adjustable device that can be used with much older infants, I'm not sure exactly what the problem is, but it does seem related to all the excess clothing.

          Still, I can wander out in freezing weather wearing just a light coat and a t-shirt if I've got the sling on - the baby at the front seems to generate quite a bit of heat. I get constant questions from relatives as to 'doesn't carrying the baby in that thing give you a sore back?' - but I certainly haven't had any problems of that sort myself. Wearing the thing does throw one's balance off slightly, but it's not too difficult to compensate for that.

          One other point with Baby Bjorn slings is that for newborn babies, which don't yet have their arms through the arm-holes to hold them in place, there is a very real danger that the sprog will slide out the top of the carrier if / when you bend down whilst wearing it - something to be borne in mind at all times, and especially when you're putting your shoes on and off. I also vaguely worry about falling over in the street whilst I'm carrying the infant in it - but then I haven't fallen over while walking for years and years, and don't really intend to start doing it now

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          29.12.2009 08:22
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          An easy to use product for mum & dad, Easily adjustable, Comfortable and a must have!

          A definate must have item for all new mums (& dads!)
          I was determind that I was going to have a wrap around type sling for my baby and spent a fortune on several, which I loved the look and feel of... unfortunately my baby didn't - she screamed! (and they took an age to master!)
          So, Just when I was going to resign myself to a life of pushchairs I discovered the Baby Bjorn Carrier! Ok, so It wasn't the eco mummy type thing I was after, but it worked! It took all of 10 mins to master the instructions and various clips (most of which are labelled so there is no mistaking where they go or on what side!) put baby in and off we go!

          The carrier comes in two parts a back strap for you and the carrier part for the baby - I always put the back strap on under my coat before we go out and then once we arrive, just clip one side of the carrier part on on, lift baby out of the car seat and then clip up the other side! It take far less time then faffing about putting up the pushchair! And my baby loves it - she can see whats going on when facing outwards and sleeps comfortably facing inwards! I wouldn't be without it!

          It is fully adjustable depending on the size and age of your child. I personally read reviews about the baby bjorn giving you back ache - I find that as long as it is adjusted properly this is not the case! I can comfortably walk about town for a good few hours without suffering!!!

          And, incidently, my husband also wears this carrier, but maintains that he would never wear one of those wrap around ones, as they are too feminine! So it gets a thumbs up from him too.. and he's very fussy!

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            01.12.2009 13:04
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            If you need a baby carrier buy this one!

            I have nothing but good things to say about the Baby Bjorn baby carrier. It is by far the best carrier of them all, and I tried a couple. It took a while to convince me to buy one as I'd found the other ones I'd tried either felt uncomfortable or didn't feel the safest way to get about. We always reverted back to the pram...until I noticed a friend wearing the Baby Bjorn. We bought one at Babies R Us for 49.99 and from the moment I tried it on I knew I was onto a winner. Firstly, it was ridiculously easy to use. You can easily manoeuvre your baby to and from the Baby Bjorn and it's really comfortable for both me and him. Even my husband loved it - and took on the role of baby transporter whenever we were out and about at the weekend - which was lovely for me as you can imagine!

            I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a baby carrier. It feels safe, my baby loved feeling close when he was tiny or looking out at the world when he was bigger. It's fantastic if you need to do a bit of shopping and need your hands free, and I've even used it to strap him in when I've needed to do a bit of cleaning and he just won't settle - works a treat!

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              06.10.2009 21:58
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              An essential purchase if you plan to take your baby anywhere.

              The Baby Bjorn has been the single most useful item I've bought for my small monster. Really, that's all you need to know, but to convince you further I'll explain why.

              Prams are enormous, and considering how tiny the package you put in them is, they're rather a waste of space. Plus the great joy of having your very own tiny person strapped to your chest makes the extra weight worthwhile.

              The carrier is suitable from birth for most babies - 3.5kg or around 7.5lbs is the minimum weight for safety. It has wide straps that cross over at the back and clip in at the front, and a heavily padded front panel that can be folded down for head support if needed for tiny babies. Little legs fit between the back straps and the front panel, and the top of the front panel clips onto the straps to create arm holes to create a safe environment for a small person. It's also fully adjustable so parents of vastly different sizes can use it - my 5'11 husband and my 5'1 self manage fine with one Baby Bjorn, although he's always whinging when he has to loosen it to fit into it.

              As well as being adjustable for the parents, babies can sit in it either facing inwards (for small babies who don't have good head control) or outwards for when they can hold up their heads and take a healthy interest in the world around them. The fold-down panel's also useful when you want the little one to be able to see what's happening around them, although when she falls asleep facing outwards it does look rather as though you have a rag doll slumped in the carrier.

              It's also very useful for if your baby's finding it hard to settle - mine falls asleep quite happily when strapped to my chest, but I still have my arms free to do other things - and of course to cuddle if needed.

              My only concern is that it's only useful up to 12kg - that's only about 15 months old at the most, so what happens after that?! Do I need to buy a pushchair?!

              The price is wildly variable but figure £50-70 and shop around for the best deal. It holds its resale value fairly well, too.

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                12.06.2009 15:54
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                Save up your pennies now to save your back later.

                We were given a couple of different carriers from friends whose children had outgrown them (BabyBjorn, Babasling and a backpack style one which isn't branded). This one is by far my favourite for it's ease of use and comfort.

                The 2 shoulder straps, which are well padded, crossover at the back and can be adjusted at the sides to fit your size/shape. Where they crossover at the back is a plastic "buckle" to make sure the straps don't slip. The adjustable sides are easy to loosen and re-tighten while you are wearing it i.e. you can adjust yourself - you don't need another person there to help you get into it!!!

                On the front of the straps are the safety harnesses, which you use to attatch the baby/carrier to yourself/straps. The left and right are colour coded red and blue to make sure you always have the pieces the right way around.

                The carrier which sits behind the baby is very well padded and comfortable for baby. It is adjustable from 53cm - 90cm as baby grows (suitable for use between 3.5kg to 10kg). The safety harness has two connection points. The first is a very sturdy plastic hinge which slots into the appropriate part on the shoulder straps, this hinge secures the sides of the carrier (from underarm to seat of baby), the second goes above the shoulder and is a "click" button, the baby's arms come through the gap between the two. Both of these mechanisms are good, safe, reliable harnesses which make the carrier feel very supportive.

                Releasing baby is simple - unclick the button and slide the hinge out of the socket. There are also buttons to release the carrier from the straps, so you can keep straps on without having an empty carrier in the way, if needed.

                The instructions on how to use are handily printed inside the product and the baby can be facing inwards or outwards (outwards once neck supports head).

                I've commented on the comfort of the padded carrier for baby, but I should also tell you how much more comfortable this carrier is than holding onto baby with no support. At 10 months I can only carry baby for short distances without this carrier but we go on long walks with it. One note - you should make sure you are standing upright not letting the carrier "round" your back and pull your shoulders forward, this will hurt your back.


                A further safety feature - there are light reflective strips in the outside of the carrier for walking at dusk/in dark.

                As I said at the beginning of this review we were given second hand carriers which have been absolutely fine, as with so many baby products you only get a limited amount of time/use out of them. I was a bit shocked when I saw the price of this carrier at £55 in Mothercare, I didn't think they would be quite so much.

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                  14.05.2009 22:38
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                  a great carrier that you can use for lots of occassions

                  We bought the baby bjorn active carrier when out little boy was a few months old and i have to say we have used it loads and got our moneys worth out of it. It doesn't matter if you are just going to the shops or on a long walk this carrier is ideal. I found it to be very comfortable on my back compared to a friends Graco one we borrowed one time. I we shop once a week at our local farm shop and this carrier enabled us to get down the small aisles which would of been tricky with a buggy. Often if i was just popping out to the shops I would use this rather than the buggy as my son preferred the closeness of the carrier to a pram and the bides eye view this would give him. We bought ours off the jo jo mama catalogue and took advantage of some discount code from various baby magazine to make it more affordable

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                  18.04.2009 21:57
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                  Great, Lightweight secure travel system

                  My little man is just starting to out grow this now, and I will miss the closeness we had when we went walking. It was especially good once he was forward facing as I could point things out out to him, and I often got funny looks chattering away to him in it!!

                  I bought this when he was about 6 weeks old. I was originally against getting a baby sling as I didn't think they were very secure but my little man is under Great Ormond Street and I needed an easy way to transport him on the underground. The Baby Bjorn changed my opinions on baby slings.

                  It crosses securely across your back, and once the baby is in he seemed really comfortable. The Sling is deep padded, but because it is cotton it is still breathable. I also found that if I wore this for a while it gave you a really good upper body workout!! I was a bit worried about whether it would fit as I am a curvier lady (size 18 - 20) but it fitted fine.

                  I found this was especially good for winter as I used to zip a fleece over the top of both of us, which kept us both snuggly and warm, even during this years snow. It was also guarenteed to get him of to sleep within minutes if he was facing into me. I even resorted to wearing this round the house when he was going through bad sleeping patches!!

                  All in all it was a great investment, and I would recommend one to anyone.

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                  08.04.2009 14:47
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                  Don't buy it

                  I received one of this for my baby shower and I was excited to use it but then I read online that it was being recalled. I contacted the company and had to wait for at least 3 weeks to get a new one, then my daughter completely hated it never used it. Personally I don't think those carriers are actually safe.

                  I don't feel safe leaving my child just hanging like that, I am scare that the child is going to fall off. I don't like it and won't use it, I just think that they should make some other type of carrier than something like that, something more steady and more safe for the kids. My personal opinion is if you are going to get it be very careful and never leave your child hanging always put your hands under him/her never alone, and good luck if you get it

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                    30.01.2009 16:13
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                    Good carrier, made with parents in mind

                    I had one of these carriers with my first child and they are brilliant. Baby Bjorn really thought about the parents when designing it. Special concideration for backs makes wearing it so easy. I got a sling recently for my second child and took him into town in it because it's hard to get buggies on and off the train. By the end of the day I was trying my best to hold back tears. My back felt broken and I had been wearing it exactly as the instructions said to. I couldn't believe the pain I was in. Also I had spent most of the day holding it off the sides of his face. Needless to say I have gone back to using the baby carrier.

                    There are some nice new desings out too. All very trendy. I found the Chocolate brown one on ebay rather cheap. The usual price I was finding in the shops was about £40-45. It's lovely to have a newborn so close to you in almost a skin to skin type of cuddle whilst you've still got two hands free. When they get a little bit older they can face either way so you can have the cuddle way or facing outwards to see the world. Be carefull when using these as I have once or twice bumped into things and obviously with baby on the front it was actually him bumping things. Mind you it was only a tap but could have been worse had I not been paying attention.

                    Many people who ask about these carriers want first of all to know how easy it is to put baby into and out of them. It's quite simple really. Attach the back straps and then there is a hip strap on the baby bit of mine which you hook into place. Lift baby and slide legs though the hip bit to sit them into the holder and then bring the back rest up and snap that into place.

                    What Baby Bjorn say:
                    1)Provides the vital closeness between parent and baby
                    2)Paediatritian recommended
                    3)Baby can face inwards or outwards

                    Makes it a bit easier to keep up with an older child when the younger one is attached to you. I've even used it in the house before when the little one didn't want to be placed down anywhere. Gave me two free hands to get the washing sorted with or make that all important cup of tea.

                    (c) oioiyou 2009

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                    06.01.2009 12:22
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                    Would recommend

                    I have never liked the look of slings or baby carriers before and I didn't use one with my first daughter.

                    I had my second daughter in June 2008 and we had booked a family holiday for Disneyland Paris in the November. Having been before I knew it would be hard to get around in the crowds with the pram, so I decided to buy this product and I have to say - what a lifesaver.

                    It meant that both my hands were free to help with luggage and our five year old. The baby slept in it almost as soon as she was in it and she looked comfortable and well supported.

                    Since we have come back I have used it a few more time and it is so simple to use, even by yourself. One side has red grips and the other has blue & it is all put together with four clips. There are also extender bits so it can grow with the baby.

                    I have now finished with it and am passing it on to my friend, whose baby is due in the spring.

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                  • Product Details

                    Double safety snaps make carrier quick and easy to get on and off / Fold down padded head support / Lumbar support for parental comfort / Suitable from 3.5kg (approx 1 week) to 12kg (approx 12-15 months)