This week, Natali crash tests the original Baby Bjorn baby carrier. It’s a very safe and portable system but not as comfortable or versatile as the Ergo. So is it worth it? Let’s find out!
Did you know that Bjorn is a Nordic word for bear? The Baby Bjorn is made for you to wear your little snugglebear, but there are some good and some not-so-good things about this carrying system so listen up, Mama and Papa Bears.
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It’s a sturdy system and the straps are made from thick material, so it always feels safe
Babies can face forward after 4-6 months, which you can’t do with other popular carrying systems
Travels well – machine washable and portable
Limited – There’s no carry option for the back or side, like the Ergo, and they grow out of the Bjorn a little too fast for me. My daughter is 14 months and can still use the Ergo but not the Bjorn. I can even still Ergo my 3 year-old son who is 33 pounds if I strap him on my back. No way the Bjorn can do that. You’re pretty much done with it by 25 pounds, which comes faster than you think.
Hard to adjust – If you’re going to trade off between parents, it’s a little irritating to adjust the straps to fit, especially if you’re an entire foot shorter than your husband, like I am.
Comfort level – Doesn’t distribute weight well for mom or provide as much comfort for baby as the Ergo carrier