Most Moms know about Baby Bjorn and the brand name has also become a general moniker for any carrier used by baby and Mom. When my first daughter was born 13 years ago, someone gave me a brand new Bjorn.
Having a baby on the larger size, and a weak back, I didn’t think the carrier was for me. I used it twice and passed it on to my cousin, practically new in the box. Thirteen years later with my newest little one, another cousin gave me a very well-loved Baby Bjorn she used with her son. My husband and I just love it and have put a few dozen miles on it.
Through my work with Mom Central, I recently came into contact with someone that works for BabySwede and told her of my enthusiasm for this product. Without blinking, she zipped off a brand new Baby Bjorn Comfort Carrier for babies six months and up. Needless to say, I was shrieking for joy when I received my new Bjorn.
This thing is heavy-duty. The back straps are designed with back-pack like padding and it also has a built-in ergonomic waist belt that helped me withstand an entire day in the apple orchard with Kaia strapped to my front – without one back crick.
Flexible leg positions allowed me to carry Kaia facing out (which she loved as it allowed her to chomp on her first apple) and facing inward when it was nap time and she needed some cuddling. I now keep it in my car for any impromptu jaunts through the mall, supermarket and general off road walks.
And not only is it organic, but it is completely washable. Good thing – Kaia gummed the front of it throughout the orchard.
The best part of this carrier for me? I can use it up until Kaia is two years of age.
Erica Gatlin is VP, Client Strategy with Mom Central. She is also a wife and a mother of a teen and an infant daughter. Connect with Erica at Erica@momcentral.com and follow her on Twitter @erica7227 .