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What is so wrong with a baby bjorn?

(7 Posts)
Justonecheese Mon 17-Oct-11 19:22:37

I have seen quite a few comments saying that baby bjorns are no good for you or the baby....can someone explain why? We used ours loads when DD was a baby and I was planning on using it again for next dc.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Loopymumsy Mon 17-Oct-11 21:52:05

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academyblues Mon 17-Oct-11 21:57:24

I tried one when my oldest was a few weeks old, and even then it pulled my shoulders and back.

As loopsy says, much better slings on the market for the same price.

LauraIngallsWilder Mon 17-Oct-11 22:01:31

There are also much better slings available for less than a babybjorn.
Also I would hate to be a walking advertisement - most of the other slings available imo are much more stylish and individual

MrHeadlessMan Mon 17-Oct-11 22:02:02

I really liked my björn. It made me feel vaguely Scandinavian.

Justonecheese Mon 17-Oct-11 22:05:46

Thanks everyone - may well look into a soft one for dc2. I do remember DD growing out of babybjorn fairly quickly and it getting harder on my/DHs back the older she got. Perhaps I'll flog the bjorn on eBay and use the proceeds to get an alternative smile

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