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.
" 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.
" To be honest was highly unimpressed especially for the price.…"
20 January 2012
Excerpt: To be honest was highly unimpressed especially for the price. The positioning for the baby is not great they are held in place via the crutch area and not supported in order to keep the optimum position of being knee to knee. The straps are not comfortable and even with a small baby they pull on the shoulders. There are many more options for similar or less price which are better for myself and the baby.
Excerpt: This seemed like a good idea at the time, and it is certainly the easiest-to-obtain sling but I just found it too uncomfortable once DS was 5wks/about 15lbs. It was really hard to change the set-up from DH's proportions to mine each time, to get it just right. I made the switch to a fabric sling and found it sooooo much more comfortable.