Baby Bjorn Original – Product Review

I recently purchased the Original Babybjorn Baby Carrier thinking it would be everything that the box and website makes it out to be. Unfortunately, after a few uses, I found that not to be entirely true. Overall, I wish I had borrowed one or at least tried it in the store first so that I would know how it worked and if my baby even liked it.

The bad: It’s quite a pain to get on and even after becoming somewhat experienced in putting it on, my daughter always wound up screaming over the process. Basically, if you’re not going to be carrying your baby around for long periods of time, it’s just not worth the effort to get them into and out of this thing. It also just seems too tight in certain areas. With the carrier adjusted to fit me and my baby’s weight, it was a huge pain to get the leg safety buttons attached. Loosening everything up a bit didn’t help much either and the leg buttons still seemed too tight on her. Sure, you could leave the buttons unfastened, but I don’t think I would trust the attachment clip mechanism on its own.

The good: If you are going to be carrying your baby for long periods of time, it’s certainly nice to have your hands free. Also, after the process of finally getting my daughter inside the contraption, she did seem to like it… though her face smushed into my chest did leave some nice drool spots on my shirt ;)

Overall, there are several versions of the Baby Bjorn as well as plenty of other baby carriers, and slings to choose from. It’s best to match the type of product you purchase to your needs. Perhaps the designs of the other Babybjorn versions or some of the more versatile baby slings would be more comfortable and easy on you and your baby. If possible, try them on in the store or borrow one from a friend for a day before spending your money on one. You’ll be glad you did and you’ll end up with something that both you and your baby will enjoy.

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