Summary: It seems horrible to hang them. I can't imagine I would want to sit like that. Look to the beco or ergo for a better option of a Soft structured carrier, or wraps and slings. This is terrible for their hips.
Summary: I bought this when I was expecting my first. I was naive like so many other new moms. I hated it. It was uncomfortable and I hated that my daughter was dangling in it. I later discovered that this was not good for her spine b/c all her weight was on it rather than her butt. I did some research and found the Ergo. We loved it! She sat on her butt in it and it was much more comfortable. It has a hip belt that helps distribute the baby's weight.
Summary: My friend bought this product and she let me borrow it. My back started aching from the time I put it on. Given how uncomfortable and uninspired the design is, I don't understand why the Baby Bjorn carrier costs so much and why it is so popular. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY on the Baby Bjorn! For the same price range you can get a lot more quality with the Ergo Baby Carrier.
Summary: We had an older version of the baby bjorn that we absolutely loved. Unfortunately, we gave it away when we purchased the new Active model. The overall design is probably very good, but it has a fatal flaw: the front flap will not stay folded down. No baby wants to hang out in a carrier when a large piece of quilted material is (a) blocking the view and (b) making it quite difficult to breathe. In my view, this problem creates a dangerous situation by blocking air flow.
Summary: I tried the Bjorn when my baby was only 10lbs. and my shoulders ached for days after. I returned it. I thought because of the high price and name, it would be worth it, but boy was I wrong. I used the moby wrap and loved it. A little warm but baby feels so light in there. Great for travelling on the plane. I love my Ergo as well. My baby is 21lbs. now and I can still easily carry her in the Ergo.
Summary: We received this as a shower gift since I had coerced my wife into putting it on the list. I thought it would be great to be able to carry our son around while I walked the dog or did stuff around the house. So fast forward to our son being born. I try it almost right of way since he was at the minimum weight quickly. It was easy to put on, and easy to put my son into it, and it appeared secure for him.
Summary: I purchased this carrier and found that once I returned to my pre-baby size it didn't fit. I am 5ft and have a slight build. I am not able to pull the straps tight enough to feel that my son is secure. I am now on my third carrier and it seems to fit perfectly (The Ergo carrier original works, Red Castle Sport is also too big). If you want to purchase this make sure you try it on and put a real baby into it.
Experienced babywearer find it bad for travel, bad for back and bad value for money
Sharon in France, Amazon
5 April 2006
Summary: I have a lot of experience with carriers. I've used a wrap, a sling, a backpack and a trekker with my three kids. The overmarketed Bjorn is not good value for money. It hurts the adults' back and mine was in the closet by the time my son turned eight months old. By contrast, I'm still using the sling and the wrap with my 2 year-old much more comfortably. We fly a lot. We live in Europe and I go to the West Coast about ever six months.
Summary: I enjoyed using this carrier until my baby was four months old. After that, the carrier did not distribute the weight evenly, as baby seemed to pull downwards rather than sit comfortably around my waist. Consequently, my back and shoulders hurt a lot and I had to move onto a different carrier.