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This is the 4th baby carrier I have tried as I have been through various ones with my children. I always like the idea of carriers but never seem to find them that useful or comfortable in practice. The other ones I have had was an earlier model of the baby bjorn carrier, the baba sling, and a 'close baby' wrap carrier.
This miracle carrier is definitely a big improvement from the other older baby Bjorn model I had tried. The instructions were easier and it felt much more secure on the body, as it is always a worry for me about whether the baby is properly secure or would be possible to fall out, even though I know all of the carrier have been properly tested and it's unlikely the baby will fall - if they do not feel secure on your body then it is natural to worry. However I was quite comfortable with this one as the fastenings on this are very strong so I would not have to worry too much. I even found it a bit tricky to get myself out of it the first time I tried it so that is reassuring in a way, that it wont come loose easily.
The first time I used it, it took some time to read the instructions and get the hang of it, even though the instructions are clear. There are quite a few steps to take initially to put the carrier together and onto your body but once you have worn it the first time it is very easy to get the hang of how to put it on, so it will only take one minute each time after that. The first time you use it you need to adjust the length according to the height of your baby, to give a good fit.
I tried it first with my baby when he was nearly 6 months old, in the forward facing position. After about an hour he did start to get really heavy but I felt his weight was nicely spread over my back, quite evenly.
As carriers go, I found this a good one and I think it will come in useful but not sure whether it is worth the price as it is very expensive, almost the price of a pushchair! However for those who like to use a carrier more regularly, it would be worth it. I use a double buggy most of the time with one child walking but this carrier has come in extremely useful in emergency situations like when my older child was ill and unable to walk, I was able to put the youngest in this baby carrier and give my 3 year old his space in the buggy.
I do find it a bit difficult to do a lot of tasks while wearing the baby carrier as even though you are hands free it is still quite bulky to have a baby strapped to your front, and I was unable to pick up my other children while wearing it.
The carrier has a mesh-like texture which is supposed to make it more breathable, I have not really noticed a difference with that as yet, but the overall look of the carrier is good it is plain black and so far I have found it stays clean and looks good.
What I like most about this carrier is the clear instructions and how secure your baby feels on the body. I would not use it every day as I prefer a pushchair but really glad to have it for emergencies or occasional use and would definitely recommend it over the earlier baby bjorn carriers.
Some people like to carry their baby around nearly all day in a sling if they have a clingy baby, so they can get jobs done hands-free. Personally I am not sure this carrier would be suitable for that, and probably a wrap cloth sling (like close baby) would be better if you want to buy it for that purpose as this one feels better for out and about. My son was happy enough in it but don't think he would have liked to stay there for extended periods of time.
I have also reviewed this on Amazon under the name M. Marikar (but adapted the review)
BabyBjorn make everyday life easier for parents and children by developing products of outstanding quality, safety and style. The BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Miracle keeps that important closeness between you and your baby while leaving your hands free. The BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Miracle is a sturdy baby carrier designed to be used from newborn up to approximately 15 months. The ergonomic waist belt and adjustable design provide optimal comfort while your child grows. The Baby Carrier Miracle provides excellent support for your little child's back and head, making sure their legs and arms are in a physiologically correct position. Correct Position for your Child Physiologically correct position for your child's legs and arms. Adjustable, Stable Head Support Secure support for your baby's head and neck. Can be folded down allowing your older child to be carried facing forward. Easy to Put On and Take Off All adjustments are made from the front. The front section can be opened fully, allowing you to lift out your sleeping child without waking him or her. Superior Comfort Ergonomic waist belt and adjustable design provide optimal comfort while your child grows. Easy adjustments, made front the front, transfer the weight between hips and shoulders. Provides Essential Closeness & Bonding Carry your newborn child high up on your chest and facing you, close to the comforting sound of your voice and heartbeat. The Best of Both Worlds You can carry your child facing forwards once he or she is ready to meet the world, approx. 4-5 months - in secure contact with you at all times. Grows with your Child The practical sliding buckle makes it easy to adjust the baby carrier's size to your growing child. Breastfeed-Friendly You can breastfeed your child without removing the baby carrier. Features Unique 3D mesh efficiently conducts heat and moisture away from the body Developed in close cooperation with paediatricians and families with young children. Ergonomic waist belt, adjustable design and wide, padded shoulder straps for maximum comfort. The head support can be folded down so that your older baby can face forward. Extra soft mesh on the inside of the head support that is gentle on baby's face The sliding buckle lets you easily adjust the size of the carrier as your baby grows Easy adjustments, made front the front, transfer the weight between hips and shoulders. Approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Class 1. Excellent head support for small babies Firm material for excellent support Shapes itself to the growing baby Machine washable at 40 degrees Suitable from Newborn - 15 months (approx) Suitable from 3.5kg - 12kg (8lbs - 26lbs)