Excerpt: This carrier is awesome. We purchased it to carry our 17 lb daughter for a game at Texas Stadium. All that walking and my back still felt great thanks to the support this carrier provides. Great price too!
Summary: I tried this carrier as it seemed to be in mainstream shops and people liked it. It wasn't for me *at all*. Dangling my child from the crotch is bad for her back - every other carrier out there seems to stress the point that a baby should be supported from knee to knee to ensure that no undue pressure is put on their spine. This is reaffirmed by the fact that a newborn will tuck his legs up into the 'froggy' position when picked up under the armpits.
Pros: As with any carrier - hands free baby carrying.
Cons: The 'crotch dangling' design of all Baby Bjorns means the baby is not supported across the bottom, it is dangling, literally, from the crotch which is an unnatural position and is not good for their backs.
Summary: i wish i had tried this first and not bothered trying to save money with the cheaper versions - it is easy to use - simple to get baby in and out - comfy and very supportive for baby and the best comfort by far for mummy or daddy's back - i have reccommended this too all my friends
Pros: Back / Lumbar support is second to none - i used mine until my daughter was 16 months and i never got back ache once - i have used Tomy, Mothercare, Chicco and had to stop once baby was past 10 weeks as the backahce was too much
Cons: Expensive - but considering i got 16 months use out of it - whereas i only got a few weeks use out of cheaper versions meant it was well worth the extra cost
Excerpt: This was great for a few weeks, easy to use and comfortable but by about 8 weeks we found our baby was too heavy to carry for more than 10 mins. He is a big baby, 91st centile but I still expected to get more use out of it given the price and reputation. Bought a manduca carrier and am still able to carry him comfortably at 6 months. Wish i had saved money and got the manduca first.
" Given as gift but selling it to buy better carrier…"
5 October 2013
Excerpt: Given as gift & looked impressive. Turns out lumbar support does not support, in fact we find that all weight is beared around lower back/waist not on shoulders. Back panel readjusts itself as your wearing it, thus might fit at beginning of walk, by end your in pain. Several straps to readjust so means not easy to quickly swap between wearers & get a good fit.
" Dangles baby from crotch and hurts my shoulders!…"
22 August 2013
Excerpt: I like the simplicity of design and ease of use of the Baby Bjorn Active but that's where it ends. I don't understand why these carriers are so popular considering the crotch-dangling position is so unergonomic for babies, it puts undue pressure on their spines. The front carrying position is also not great for the curvature of babies' spines and there is no option of a back carry.
Excerpt: We needed a carrier as I have two dogs and walk at the woods everyday so taking the pushchair out is not an option. Our son has been using since his first day home and he loves it, most of the time he falls asleep when I take him out in it. This carrier is comfortable even with a larger baby and walking up and down hills I have found no back pain, it is easy to adjust once you have the hang of it and can also be used in the home if your baby wants to be held but you need...