BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One Review

Testing Particulars:

Product: BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One

Colour: Black

Time frame: 1 Month

Testing Location: Melbourne and Perth

Tested by: Charlie at 18 Months Old, weight 10.5 kilos

Product Specifications

Age: From newborn to approx. 3 years
Min. 3.5 kg/53 cm (8 lb./21 in.)
Max. 15 kg/100 cm. (73 lb./39 in.)

Min. age for outwards facing position: 5 months
Max. weight for outward facing position: 12 kg/26 lb.
Lining: 100% cotton. Waist belt lining: 100% polyester
Tested and safe: All fabrics are kind to your baby’s skin and safe to taste. Guaranteed free from substances hazardous to health and approved according to HYPERLINK "http://www.babybjorn.com.au/about-us/our-responsibility/product-safety/safe-textiles/oeko-tex/"Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products.

Fabric information

Materials: Cotton Mix
Main material: 60% cotton, 40% polyester

Product Care: Machine wash, warm (40 °C). Wash separately. Use an eco-friendly and gentle bleach-free detergent.

RRP: AUD$199.95

The Experience: On opening the box, once again BabyBjörn didn't fail to impress me with their design, there is no denying this is an elegant carrier that will fit with anyone’s personal style. I flicked though the instruction book then decided to watch the online instructional videos. If there's one thing I've learnt during my baby wearing years it's that small adjustments can make or break a carrier, you need to find your “spot.” If it's not comfortable, try tightening or loosening certain straps until you find what works for you. With my last carrier I marked the inside with a pen so I could quickly go back to the same adjustments after my husband had used it.

I decided to use our trip to Perth to review the Baby Carrier One, knowing I'd be using the carrier every day for a significant amount of time in a range of situations.

The first thing I noticed was that there are more clips than I'm used to. It took me a day of putting Charlie in and taking her out before I started to feel really comfortable handling the clips, but, by day two putting the carrier on myself was easier, and by the end of the week it was second nature.

The standout features: I found three major standouts while reviewing the BabyBjörn Carrier One. The first is the option to have Charlie face out. This has never been an option for us in the past, and it's a massive advantage. We spent the day at the aquarium and Charlie could see everything, which I loved (and she loved even more).

The second stand out feature is that you don’t need an infant insert when using the BabyBjörn Carrier One with a newborn, making the carrier a lot more compact to be carried around and cooler in summer.

The third stand out is comfort. I can honestly say the BabyBjörn has been as comfortable as my Ergo carrier to which I had thought nothing else could compare. Day after day I used the carrier walking around for 3+ hours at a time and at no point did I feel like I needed to take it off nor did I have any pain whatsoever. Charlie was as happy as ever and fell asleep multiple times in the Carrier One, reinforcing that she too felt comfortable and enjoyed using it.

Room for improvement: I'd really like to see a sleeping/weather hood added to the design. I loved the sleeping hood on my previous carrier, especially when Charlie was a newborn. I would also love to see a zipped pocket for storing keys, money or a phone.

 I would highly recommended the BabyBjörn Carrier One for any family with a child aged 0 to 3 years old. Baby wearing has been such a big part of my parenting with Charlie. Long time readers will know that for the first six months of her life she slept in a carrier every day. I've never pretended this was a perfect situation but I would have struggled to survive with a high needs baby without it. For me a baby carrier has been the most essential baby item to date.

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Disclosure: BABYBJÖRN provided me with the Baby Carrier One for this review I was not compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.

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