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Baby bjorn baby carrier mini

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Stargazer87 · 30/07/2020 07:13

I'm thinking of getting the baby bjorn baby carrier mini and was just wondering if anyone has any experience of using it? I'm looking for something I can wear around the house and also out and about. I also want my husband to be able to use it. Do you think it would meet my requirements? I also want one which is easy to use/get on and off on my own!

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RowboatsinDisguise · 30/07/2020 07:43

The seat is quite narrow on them, not the best for developing hips. Have a look at more ergonomic carriers like Ergo, Tula, Imzi, Close Caboo, Infantino (budget brand but many get on well with them), Beco, Integra, Didymos... there are loads of brands that actually solely make carriers or specialise in carriers so you get a much higher quality of product, made by experts with developing babies in mind.

Sling libraries are really helpful and some are doing postal baby carrier rentals If you wanted to try some first. There are also lots of ‘baby wearing’ Facebook groups for helpful information. Don’t be put off by the crunchy terminology and occasionally holier than thou attitude by some ‘attachment parents’. Carrying your baby is incredibly beneficial and really useful!

Stargazer87 · 30/07/2020 08:11

That's interesting to know, the reviews are largely positive. I haven't heard of a lot of those other ones so will have to take a look!

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Username7521 · 30/07/2020 08:18

Go to a sling library. There are many better carriers for different ages (I still baby wear at almost 3 when travelling).

For newborn I would go for a sling, and then I would go for an ergo or Tula. If you do the Tula you can get one that goes to toddler. I wouldn’t got for the Bjorne mini as I don’t think the weight sits on your hips which is a must for me.

NooneElseIsSingingMySong · 30/07/2020 08:21

Yeah they’re popular because they’re cheap..but they’re not the best. I second going to a sling library. I had my heart set on an Ergo but actually it wasn’t comfortable for me (I have broad shoulders). I had a wrap sling when DD was tiny then a Tula when she was bigger (but you can get a baby insert for the Tula). I loved my Tula so much I got the toddler one when she got bigger!

Stargazer87 · 30/07/2020 09:09

They don't seem to be cheaper, at least the ones I've looked at. I'm not sure if going to a sling library is going to be feasible right now...

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WhatWouldPennyDo · 30/07/2020 09:35

We decided on an ergo baby based on feedback from friends and the fact that the BB minis aren’t meant to be good for the hips of little ones (suspect this is why sling libraries never recommend them!).

ThanksItHasPockets · 30/07/2020 09:51

The Baby Bjorn mini is cheap compared to their newer, ergonomic model, the Baby Bjorn One. As PP have said, any carrier with a narrow base is not optimal for baby's hips and will be uncomfortable for you as the wearer once baby is a bit heavier.

For a similar price you could have an Integra, which is ergonomic, suitable for front and back carrying, comes in lots of lovely prints, and a size 1 will see you well into toddlerhood. Plus they are a British company and made in the UK. If you're happy with secondhand then there are loads of selling groups on Facebook (try Affordable Baby Slings for Sale or Swap and Slings & Things FSOT) where you will also find them being sold under their previous name of Connecta.

PrayingandHoping · 30/07/2020 11:03

I have the baby bjorn one which I recommend. I have dodgy shoulder and collar bones and dislocate and I had to be very careful which I bought. As previously state upthread it is also hip healthy.

My husband can also adjust it and wear it.

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