Babybjorn Baby Carrier - Active Black/Silver £50 @ John Lewis
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Babybjorn Baby Carrier - Active Black/Silver £50 @ John Lewis

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Found 28th Jun 2014
Great review on this and it seems to be at least £10 cheaper than elsewhere, even Amazon!

Added assurance that it's supplied by JL.

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I remember carrying my son in one of these things and losing him in a chest freezer at Morrisons .... oops!
You have been warned.

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Master G

I remember carrying my son in one of these things and losing him in a … I remember carrying my son in one of these things and losing him in a chest freezer at Morrisons .... oops!You have been warned.



Thanks for your warning, but the vast majority of reviews seems to suggest this is one of the best out there. I'll try to avoid leaning over a chest freezer while I'm carrying my little one...

Slings are much more comfortable. I wouldn't want to be dangled by my crotch...

There are far superior and much more comfortable slings out there. Connectas, rose and rebellion, boba, beco for starters
Edited by: "ajd2098" 28th Jun 2014

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emzi27

Slings are much more comfortable. I wouldn't want to be dangled by my … Slings are much more comfortable. I wouldn't want to be dangled by my crotch...



Not sure a sling is necessarily appropriate for dad's though? At least this way my wife and I can swap if need be?

of course slings are appropriate for dads. look in to the brands listed above and see. Also look into hip dyspepsia and then you'll think again about baby bjorn. An expensive croth dangler is what it is.

I wasn't trying to sound rude then, I appreciate your trying to share an offer but please seriously consider a sling or carrier that will be better for both the parents and baby

Lots of daddy friendly designs in the buckle carrier I mentioned. Will last you far longer that this and be 100x more comfortable for both of you

I have a Tula toddler carrier & still carry my 2&1/2 year old, couldn't do that with a Bjorn. I started with Rose & Rebellion carrier. Connecta's are fab too :-)

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8514emma

of course slings are appropriate for dads. look in to the brands listed … of course slings are appropriate for dads. look in to the brands listed above and see. Also look into hip dyspepsia and then you'll think again about baby bjorn. An expensive croth dangler is what it is.



Dyspepsia us about Indigestion and heartburn so I don't get what you're trying to say? Please elaborate?

Any proper proof on the benfits of slings over these?

There's research babies should be supported knee to knee when carried, and being in a narrower carrier such as this may cause hip develop problems which is what as I imagine is being referred to. Ignoring that this will hurt your back at a low baby weight compared to a knee to knee carrier due to how weight is supported

Go to a sling library sand try some on. Even if you ignore the hip debate they are just not as comfortable for user as other carriers

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I didn't really intend for this post to be a sling vs carrier debate! For those who made up their minds to go for a carrier then I feel this represents a 'hot UK deal'. I don't mind a debate about pricing?

Grantos1

Any proper proof on the benfits of slings over these?



Nope.

get a connecta, an R&R.... ones that support the hips properly!

dreamseebelieve

get a connecta, an R&R.... ones that support the hips properly!


Agreed!!! Every post I see about baby carriers on here I always refer to this..... hipdysplasia.org/dev…nt/
Connecta carriers are really comfortable even for us dads!!

Summary Statement: The Medical Advisory Board of the IHDI does not … Summary Statement: The Medical Advisory Board of the IHDI does not endorse nor advise against any particular baby carrier or other equipment.

after a lot of research, we went for the manduca. This baby bjorn carrier of bad for baby's hips. As a general rule, when buying a carriers, ensure that it is designed so that the baby's bum is lower that the feet. This is the safest and most natural position and eliminates the risk of hip dysplasia

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I've looked at both user and professional reviews of babybjorns and as far as I can see there were issues with these back in the 80-90s but they have been heavily updated since and in fact this one has won multiple awards and are said to have very good hip positioning? All this anti-babybjorn comments I think are misleading.

Hip debate aside, I had one of these and it didn't feel particularly safe. It carried my baby quite low and his head was always buried into my chest. I was too worried about this to use it. As all types of carriers can be expensive I'd definitely recommend a sling library so you can find one that suits you. I wasted lots of money on different carriers and slings, (baby bjorn, connecta, a ring sling, wrap...). I finally found the correct one for me and my son (a manduca) and have happily and comfortably worn him till he was over a year.

I've had this for my last 6 children, really are wonderful the best ones out there and I've owned alot of types, bought a new one for my new baby.

We have this model, the Active, as it has added back support, which made a big difference when the baby is getting heavier. We had a look at the slings vs carriers debate before buying and couldn't really find solid evidence about hip issues with modern well made carriers (such as this and not some £15 job off eBay). If I read something solid on there being issues, then I'd consider a sling in future, but the Active was a great buy for us.
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