One of the items I was most looking forward to purchasing as a new mom was a baby carrier. The idea of being able to “hold” my baby close, yet having my hands free was brilliant to me. However, I soon became extremely overwhelmed with all the options available. There seemed to be hundreds of options that were all different in their own way. Carriers for newborns, carriers for toddlers and bigger infants, facing forward, facing inward, and so on. The options seemed endless and I soon threw in the towel. I didn’t want to have to purchase a new carrier for every stage my child went through!
When I got the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One, it was the answer to all my first-time mom prayers. There are four different front and back positions, varying for newborn infancy to toddlerhood.
I will admit I was a little stressed out when I saw the directions for all the wearing options available. Surprisingly, for someone who is a little challenged when it comes to directions, I found the instructions very easy to follow once I tried them. The best part is the instructional YouTube video. For me, I definitely follow along better if I can see someone else doing the demenstations. Once I figured out the simple steps, switching between the different positions became a breeze.
I was also so surprised to see how comfortable the carrier fit. My baby is a bit of a chunkster and we both found it perfectly cozy. I loved the sleek design that wasn’t too crazy and still stylish for a carrier.
BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One Positions
Facing Inwards: Two different height positions allows you to make adjustments according to what is best for your baby. For newborns, you can adjust it so your baby is higher on your chest and closer to your heart while providing excellent head support. After 4-months-old, you can use the lower facing inwards position and adjust the width of the opening at the legs as well.
Front Facing: Babies who are 5-months-old and older have the option of the front facing position, which is a huge plus. My baby boy loves to look around and once he was able to observe the world around him, he didn’t much care to just face in towards my chest. You are able to fold the head support down and carry your child facing out. The design makes it easy to switch back to facing in as well.
Back Carry: Now that my baby is a year old, I loved trying this back carrying option. You put the child facing in and can swivel them on to your back easily without additional help. We had so much fun exploring outside in this position where I had my hands free, but he was able to look around safely and comfortably!
Additional Favorite Features
You can safely and securely unclip the safety buckles to remove a sleeping baby easily. This is particularly great for babies who are light sleepers! No tugging or pulling trying to remove your sleeping baby.
The entire carrier is machine washable. Every mom knows how important this feature is!
The carrier folds up to be very compact so it doesn’t take up much room. This makes it so easy to store in the bottom of your stroller, in the car, or in your diaper bag.
I have tried a handful of carriers, and honestly, I absolutely love all the options The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One has to offer. It is extremely comfortable and durable, without feeling bulky. I’m thankful for a carrier that has multiple options and truly does it all! Babies grow so quickly, and I’m happy to see that the Baby Carrier One can grow with them.
This post was contributed by Amy Gene O’Leary, who is part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scout Program. You can find more from Amy Gene on her blog, O’Leary Love.
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