BabyBjorn Original Carrier - Light Blue £34.99 @ Kiddicare
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BabyBjorn Original Carrier - Light Blue £34.99 @ Kiddicare

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Found 20th Mar 2014
The carefully thought-out design ensures that the Baby Carrier is ergonomically correct for your child, and both comfortable and easy to use. When your baby is a little older and has a stronger neck, the neck-rest can be folded down so that the child can face forwards and look around. It's easy to put on and take off as all adjustments are made from the front.

FEATURES

Developed in close cooperation with paediatricians and families with young children
The sliding buckle lets you easily adjust the size of the carrier as your baby grows
The comfortable wide, padded shoulder straps provides an even weight distribution
Approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Class 1
Machine washable at 40 degrees
Suitable from 3.5kg - 11kg (8lbs - 25lbs)

30 Comments

Cold!! These carriers can cause hip problems in young babies :-(

They are really uncomfortable too. I have a Connecta, so comfy with my almost two stone 11 month old!

Edited by: "Whitedot" 20th Mar 2014

Cold!! These carriers can cause hip problems in young babies :-(



Please can yo tell me where this information is?

I have used BabyBjorn carriers for both of my girls and cannot recommend them highly enough.
As with most things, improper use may cause problems but thanks to the wonders of the internet this quickly snowballs into it becoming the ultimate baby paralysing contraption.
Anyway, good price for a great carrier. Heat added.

I recommend you go to a local sling library to ensure you get the best fitting sling for you and that it's fitted correctly. They can be damaging to the baby and your back if not correct, far more important then most people realise!

papasanchez

I recommend you go to a local sling library to ensure you get the best … I recommend you go to a local sling library to ensure you get the best fitting sling for you and that it's fitted correctly. They can be damaging to the baby and your back if not correct, far more important then most people realise!



Totally agree, the carrier has to be adjusted before first use and throughout the use as the baby gets bigger. We did this and had no problems with using it, whether it be front facing or rear facing. The carrier was perfect for going shopping, as a pram isn't always practical.

I would say that after trying a few different models, we spent the extra money for the Baby Bjorn Active, which has better back support. This comes in handy when the baby is starting to get heavy.

Can u plz tell me why it can cause a prob for the baby

Their legs dangle rather than being supported in a seated position in a proper sling or mei-tai or buckle carrier. They are also known as crotch danglers!

This is a great product and this is a great price.

Silence is deafening on proof of the scare stories I see.

Whitedot

Silence is deafening on proof of the scare stories I see.


Would you rather be dangled by your crotch or sat in a comfortable seated position?

Awful carriers, uncomfortable for both baby and wearer. Much better designed buckle carriers/mei tais for same price or even cheaper.

Still nothing.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 22nd Mar 2014

I heard they cause cancer too.

Whitedot

Still nothing.


Have you got any links to prove they aren't damaging

pruep2

Have you got any links to prove they aren't damaging



The one I posted in reply #3 is a start. But then I'm not making any claim, so why would I need to prove anything?

I also recommend going to a sling library as they can provide you with the research behind 'crotch danglers' damaging babies hips. Mei tai carriers spread the weight across the baby's bum and legs (like they are sitting down) so they are comfy

Is this research top secret then? Weird, if it's such a clear danger to our children's health.

My children's hips are fine, and all three have been in this baby carrier. Highly recommended.

Great price. But given the controversy, proven or not, why take the risk when many other carriers out there. Personally, we used the ergo baby carrier.

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The babybjorn one was better than some of the others we tried. When youngun got bigger, we used a mei tai thing.

How would you prefer to spend a few hours - dangling with all your weight on your crouch, or sitting?!

We'd never have baby in the babybjorn for longer than 45 mins. This is a good product, and reading most of these comments makes me despair.

Despair?! A bit dramatic! I'd think if this item is only going to be used for short periods and not every day then I can't see how it'll have lasting damage. It's just that there are more comfortable and cheaper ones on the market

I used the Close Parent Caboo Carrier, got in TKMaxx for about £23 (that was about 2 yrs ago though!)

I do not like these babybjorn style carriers

http://blog.ergobaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/sling-hip-health.jpg

Would also say to steer clear and look into better slings, there are some much better ones out there - not only for baby, but comfort for the person wearing too. I still happily carry my 2 year old with a decent one & very occasionally my 4 year old.

From a mum of a baby who recently spent 7 months in a spica plaster cast due to hip dysplacia i have done plenty of research into the correct position hips should be. These 'crotch danglers' put the hips in a position that is not natural & can cause damage to hips. Other carriers & slings support the hips & put the legs in a 'frog like' position which is the best position for youmg babies

Heat! Great price for a quality bit of kit...remember paying £75 for ours and looks same bar being black!

Nil hip issues here either guys! Also used a walker & jumperoo which are also big on the opinion lists - nipper walks/runs/jumps/talks just fine!




Edited by: "jinsta" 25th Mar 2014

If there was any doubt about the safety of something I was planning to use with my baby then I just wouldn't use it. Why take the risk? But the same with forward facing a car seat too early, that's proven to be safer yet people still choose to forward face as everyone else does it so it must be fine. So even if there was concrete evidence these carriers weren't good there would still be the group that goes with the logic of 'if others use it then it's ok'. Whether safe or not these carriers are uncomfortable after the first few months due to not supporting the weight properly. Would be a better 'deal' to buy a carrier that provides better support and can be used well beyond the first year.
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