Summary: As first time parents, we bought this carrier because of all the good reviews and just word of mouth from friends. Sadly we are quite disappointed with it just in the fact that it didn't fit either mom or dad. We are relatively tall people but not big around and there is no way this carrier would work for us.
Summary: It gives your back a break but not your purse. If you can afford it then i'd recommend it.
Pros: As with any carrier - hands free baby carrying. 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 got back support Supports your back really well, and baby feels really secure in it. Nicely padded, and looks really comfy for baby. Easy to adjust for different height wearers, and to accommodat...
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. 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 lack of features/ extras price time consuming to adjust None Cannot carry baby on your back. Flap flips up i...
Summary: I bought this carrier hoping for some additional back support. My daughter loves being in the original Baby Bjorn, but I can only handle it for so long. I wanted to find a carrier that she enjoyed equally but that gave me some extra support. This carrier did not achieve that goal. I ended up returning it. This carrier is simply not that different from the original.
Summary: We used the carrier only as long as the baby was under approx. 6 kg, and even in that time it was not really confortable. When our son got bigger we was hanging to low in the carrier, almost up to our knies, and for us it was very painful to carry him because of a presure on our shoulders.
Summary: In principle this is a brilliant product. Really easy to use & comfortable to wear. HOWEVER, I wish I had bought it when my baby was a newborn. She's now 16 weeks and 15 lb (but, well under the max weight limit). Unfortunately, the actual carrier part (where the baby goes) doesn't expand. So for larger babies, or those wearing thick snowsuits (or both, like mine!!), it was such a tight squeeze, that I've had to return it.
Pros: Comfortable, Easily Accessible, Easy Setup, Easy Use, Strong Construction
Summary: This is the ONLY item I actually bought when I was pregnant, as opposed to receiving it as a gift. I thought it was a must-have, and the best of the best, so I spent $119 on it. It was ok while my baby was just weeks old, but once he was 10 and 12 pounds, I couldn't walk more than a couple blocks without very bad lower back pain. I'm average weight and height, but this carrier was very painful.
Summary: Baby Bjorn was the pioneer for baby carriers 10 years ago but since then there has been an explosion in the market - slings, front carriers, pouches, etc. The BEST, in my honest opinion, is the Ergo. The baby sits with correct posture (The Bjorn is not so great for the baby's spine) and the parent is not in pain! I can walk for hours with my 20 lb baby in the Ergo -- not so in the Bjorn.
Summary: I got this carrier because I have seen it everywhere, so I figured it must be good. I am writing this review in an attempt to save you from making the same mistake I made. Baby Bjorn carrier active: PRO: -only carrier I have found where baby can face out CONS: -weight of baby is not evenly distributed, so nearly all of baby's weight pulls on your shoulders (very painful) -baby must be at least 8 lbs (slings and Ergo carriers take any size) -the fabric doesn't breathe, so...
Summary: My son is 7 weeks old and already over 13 pounds. The Bjorn is uncomfortable for me after about an hour of wearing him in it - all his weight is carried by my shoulders and the so-called lumbar support really doesn't do too much. Also, I have read it is not great to carry an infant hanging by his/her crotch with the feet dangling.
Summary: Don't be fooled into thinking that this carrier is the best by the sheer number of them out there. We were given one by our parents when our son was born and it was fine for the first few months. However, as soon as he hit 15 lbs the shoulder pain became unbearable when wearing him for more than 5 minutes. We did an incredible amount of research and switched to an Ellaroo Mei Hip (also available on Amazon) and have never looked back.