I was so excited to receive my BABY BJORN Baby Carrier One. We were planning a camping trip over Labor Day weekend and what better time to try out our new carrier than on a nature walk through the woods? Yes, that would’ve been perfect except…I FORGOT TO PACK IT! Seriously! I could not believe it. I was so frustrated, but forgave myself a bit when I considered I did at least remember to pack diapers. Now that would’ve been a tragedy. But getting back to the important things like how much I love this new carrier! Since I didn’t get to do my trial run on a beautiful mountain path I had to settle for the aisles of my local grocery store. And while the view was not as scenic, the pack did work beautifully!
I’ve recently started letting my little girl sit up in the shopping cart (instead of keeping her strapped in her car seat while we shop), which she loves! She’s growing so fast, and for her sitting up like a “big girl” is the best. On my most recent trip to the grocery store though this proved not to be true. We were 10 minutes into shopping when she was in tears and wanted to be held. Not good. I had a huge list and there was no way I was going to be able to hold her, push the cart, and get my groceries. Then the light bulb went off. That morning before we left the house I’d grabbed the Baby Carrier One and thrown it in the car with us, just in case. I hurried to the front of the store and asked a cashier if I could leave my cart up front for a minute while I ran out to get something from my car. He was so understanding and agreed to make sure my groceries stayed safe from being shelved, without even looking the slightest bit annoyed! (Shout out to my local Fry’s store…their employees are awesome!) I grabbed my baby, and my diaper bag, and hurried to the parking lot. We got to the car, and less than five minutes from leaving the building we were back in the store; Baby happily close to mom, and I was able to have my hands free to continue shopping! (True story, I promise!) I was SO glad I’d thought to bring the carrier with me that morning. I will definitely always have it close by from now on!
This carrier is so easy to use. I practiced with it once at home to make sure I knew how the gadgets all worked before I took it with me anywhere, but honestly even if I hadn’t I think I would’ve been able to figure it out in minutes. The straps and fasteners are so easy to use! It easily adjusts to fit baby and me without needing any assistance from anyone else. With my first child I had a carrier (that shall remain nameless) and I kid you not, that that thing had more buckles and straps on it than any pack I’ve ever used. It took forever to get on, and half the time I needed someone else to help me get everything adjusted right. This is not the case with Carrier One! Pull it over your head, set baby in and close two fasteners. The waist and shoulder straps are super easy to adjust too. One of the best features are the padded shoulder and hip straps. Even small babies can feel heavy when you’re carrying them around all day and these padded straps make it so much more comfortable. My seven month old is a “petite” 20 pounds so I’m especially thankful for any cushioning I can get! I’m also glad I can feel comfortable putting my baby in it as well. The material is free from allergens and soft for them too. And it’s machine washable! Thank you for that BABY BJORN…because you KNOW they’re going to spit up (or worse) in there at some point!
After learning more about the features of this carrier I wish I would’ve had one when she was younger as well. It works for infants as small as 8 pounds and up to 35 pounds. I don’t like buying more gear than I have to so something I can use with my child as they grow is a huge plus. The carrier can be used three different ways: baby facing you, baby facing out, and on your back for older children. I haven’t tried carrying her on my back yet, but the informational YouTube video shows how easy even that position is to do on your own. I wondered if I would be able to use that position on my own without someone to help put her in, but after watching the video I know I can easily do it myself.
If you’re in the market for an infant carrier I would definitely recommend this one. It is comfortable for you and your baby and easily adjusts so any caregiver can use it. BABY BJORN has a reputation of quality products that is well deserved, so check out their new carrier!
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Rebecca is a stay at home mom of three, and married to a wonderful husband. She was an elementary school teacher before staying home after her first child was born, and now is excited to have transitioned to her newest teaching assignment as she homeschools her children. She is actively involved in her church, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends there. Drinking coffee, baking, and trying out new recipes also help to occupy her time.