Babybjorn Original Baby Carrier: Our Review

Babybjorn Baby Carrier in Slate Gray Mum and Baby
2011 marks Babybjorn’s 50th year, from 1961 Bjorn Jakobsen and his family have been making life easier for families, parents, and children with a range of products that are innovative, stylish and safe. In those 50 years over 30 million babies have had been comfortably and securely carried in Babybjorn carriers by their parents, grandparents, and carers, and I have no fear that they will continue to create and add to their range over the next 50 years.
One constant in their range has been the Babybjorn Original Carrier, it has been tweaked and modified, but it remains a best seller and is timeless in its style and substance. The Babybjorn Original Carrier is a True Classic in design, simplicity, ease of use, and safety.
As with all of the Babybjorn range, the Original, was developed and designed alongside medical experts, with the health and safety of your baby and yourself at the front of everything they do. The Original has an ergonomic design which offers the exact support your baby needs for healthy development. Used correctly the Babybjorn Original Carrier offers support for baby’s head, back and hips from birth (over 8lbs) and is suitable for use until your baby hits the 25lbs mark. The Original has the Babybjorn adjustable head support which can be folded up for support for little baby’s with no head support, or when the carrier is being used for a tummy to tummy carry, when baby is older is able to support his or her own neck, this support can be folded down and your child can be carried facing forward, looking out at the world.
Babybjorn Original Carrier in use with tummy to tummy hold
The beauty of the Babybjorn Carriers is that they are easy to put on and off, on your own, you don’t need help you assistance to get your carrier on and your little one in. All the adjusting you would need to do is done at the front of the Babybjorn Original Carrier, so if you need to alter the fit at all, it is easy and more importantly safe to do whilst the carrier is on and your passenger is in. Another great feature with the Babybjorn Original is the ease of removing your little one, if they are sleeping then you can open the front piece entirely and you can then lift your baby out with waking them.
The flexibility and adjustability of the Babybjorn Original means that it is a great carrier for sharing. Both you and your partner can wear the Babybjorn comfortably, there are couples who are one slight one bulky, one tall one short, one chubby one skinny, and they are all able to enjoy Babywearing in the Babybjorn Original Carrier with just a few simple adjustments.
Babybjorn Baby Carrier Older Baby with head support down front facing carry
As with all of the Babybjorn Carriers, the Original uses textiles and fabrics which have been tested and approved for use as baby products, the textiles closet to baby are soft, safe and comfortable, harmless to sensitive skin and allergy free. The outer fabrics are also safe, but are also tough and can take any battering that the Great British Weather may throw at it. Wipe clean, but also washable at 40 °C in the machine with a gentle bleach free detergent, making it a prefect baby product as we all know how important it is to keep baby’s things clean and how quickly they can get dirty again!
The Babybjorn Original is a compact carrier and folds flat which makes it the ideal traveling companion, it will even fit into a messenger style bag, so you can take it out with you when you want to pack light.
Available in different designs and colours, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary those guys at Babybjorn have released a pretty swanky range of Retro colours and patterns. No longer will baby be wanting you to ‘Pimp their Ride’, with a funky orange baby carrier he or she will be the talk of the nursery, and you might just be the funkiest yummy Mummy out on the streets today, turning heads for all the right reasons!
  • Age - From newborn (at least 8 lbs and 21 in/3.5 kg and 53 cm) up to 25 lbs/11 kg
  • Materials - 100% cotton fabric.The textiles closest to the child have been tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products. They are guaranteed harmless to children’s sensitive skin and will not trigger allergies
  • Product care - Machine wash, warm (40 °C). Wash separately with a gentle, bleach-free detergent
  • Carrying Positions - When the child is older and has a stronger neck, the head support may be folded down, allowing the child to be carried facing forward and to have a look around