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We bought a Baby björn Miracle as a Christmas present for ourselves - bought online so still time to send back. I was convinced after chatting to another mum at the GPs who was carrying her 6 week old. Our is 7 weeks. She loves the pram. She's fussy in the evenings and likes being walked around upright in our arms.
So we tried the BB carrier a few times yesterday night and she was great in it while asleep but when wide awake didn't seem keen on being placed in it, but she might have been crying about something else iyswim.
what are your experiences of this carrier? I was going to get a Moby wrap originally but my mum convinced me the BB would suit my partner better.
She is the average weight for age I think, must be around ten pounds. Was on 50th centile when last weighed. Nervous about going out with her in it in case she hates it! Will try it around the house a bit more.
Not sure if this link will work - but it shows how soft slings are better for a baby's hip development. Personally, I would subscribe to a religion about wrap slings (I had a Moby and a VSL) and couldn't wear my BB for more than a few minutes without back ache !
BBs are badly designed, and not good for you or your baby.
I had a BB and loved it at first as I'd never used a sling before and thought it was great.
However once DS started getting a bit bigger it started hurting my back and shoulders. I just assumed he was getting too big for a sling. My friend loaned me a wrap sling, what a difference! It actually felt comfortable. I used that for ages, and also later an ergo baby slung which was also great.
I've since learnt that BBs are not good for your baby as all their weight is being supported on their crotch which is not good for them. Their bones are only just developing and their crotch is not meant to support all their weight. Slings like wraps and ergo baby spread the weight and so are better for your baby and your back.
BB are mass-produced pieces of overpriced rubbish in my eyes! In answer to your question, I'd get rid of it and try a wrap sling instead. They're lovely