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Baby Bjorn or something else?

(5 Posts)
Stokey Wed 02-Sep-09 18:15:02

Someone has given me a baby Bjorn sling. Should i just use this or buy a different one? the Moby seems to do pretty well on here. First baby due in Nov

oopsacoconut Wed 02-Sep-09 18:18:48

I am not a Baby Bjorn fan - babies always seem crumpled in the bottom. I would (if you can afford it) go for either a moby or kari me, when they are tiny you can lie you baby across you and they are all snug up against you. My DD is now 1 and we still use the kari me all the time.

Loopymumsy Wed 02-Sep-09 20:53:53

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GreenMonkies Wed 02-Sep-09 21:03:29

How would you prefer to be carried, in a parachute harness or hammock? Baby Bjorn type carriers are not very good for babies back or yours. Get a nice ring sling, much more comfortable and healthy for both of you, and you can use them for years, not just a few weeks!

Tangle Wed 02-Sep-09 22:48:28

In addition to the issues with the spine mentioned above, there are also concerns about how carriers such as the Baby Bjorn could impact on the hip development of a young child (see here). I also found them really uncomfortable for the adult (I think my shoulders coped for 10 minutes!)

Can you get to a Slingmeet? Depending on personal preference, newborns might get carried in a pouch, ring sling, stretchy wrap (such as a Moby), a Mei Tai or a Soft Structured Carrier (although they can be more difficult to get a newborn comfy in). A slingmeet would give you the chance to give the different carriers a prod and a poke to see which ones appeal to you.

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