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: 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: 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