Diehard Bjornies, rejoice

BabyBjorn Comfort CarrierNo matter how you feel about babywearing, one thing is certain: The BabyBjorn is a very popular carrier. From the shelves of Babies R Us to the celebrity pages of US Weekly, Bjorns are instantly recognizable even to folks who think a mei tai is an alcoholic drink with a small umbrella in it.

Many families are understandably distraught when their baby sizes out of the Bjorn, a time that can come way too early if Junior is a chunk. You’ll be happy to know that BabyBjorn now has a solution in the BabyBjorn Comfort Carrier, a buckle carrier created to last until age two, or from 13 to 31 pounds.

Much like the traditional Bjorns, the Comfort Carrier includes an over-the-head design and adjustable side snaps. In this case though, your baby can face inwards or outwards by changing an attached zipping panel. I found the carrier comfortable, ergonomic, and sturdy particularly for an inward-facing toddler, and the padded waist and shoulders definitely helped keep the weight off my back which is often a complaint with traditional Bjorns.

There is a learning curve however, and I must admit that the carrier can be complicated and bulkier than some other options–I wouldn’t want to be caught wearing it without the baby, if you get my drift. But if you’re a diehard Bjorn fan, I think you’ll be pleased with a toddler carrier that does everything the old Bjorn does and more. ~Delilah

Find the new BabyBjorn Comfort Carrier on the website or check their Store Locator to find it near you.

Congratulations to Ashley A, lucky winner of the BabyBjorn Comfort Carrier in anthracite!

Delilah

Senior Associate Editor Delilah S. Dawson puts the chic in geek. Ask her anything about Star Wars. Really.

10 Comments

  • Reply May 4, 2010

    JenO

    My just turned 2 yr old weighs 33lbs, so this will be great for her little sister who I suspect will follow the same growth pattern. (big sis is also 37 inches tall, not a chunk, just huge for her age!)

  • Reply May 4, 2010

    bopeeplady

    How did it compare to the Ergo? I’m a diehard Bjornie (and sell both Bjorns & Ergos in my store), but loved the Ergo as my toddler got bigger. The Ergo’s good to 40 lbs and lets you do the hip carry as well – does the new Bjorn offer more carrying options?

  • Reply May 4, 2010

    Jane

    This product is awesome

  • Reply May 4, 2010

    Melissa

    Looks like this Bjorn has another bonus feature their prior designs lack: it doesn’t support baby hanging from the crotch, which can be bad for their hips.

  • Delilah
    Reply May 4, 2010

    Delilah

    bopeeplady, the Bjorn is bulkier than the Ergo, is put on over-the-head instead of with the chest clip, and doesn’t have a hip or back-carry option. It does have an outward-facing option that you can’t get with the Ergo, but it’s very similar to the original Bjorn in that position, which many Ergo officianados believe isn’t the most ergonomic position for the baby.

  • Reply May 4, 2010

    Katherine

    I know this is about the Bjorn but moms you need to take a look at the Rockin Baby Pouch. It is good from newborn till up to 40 lbs or around 3 years of age. It can adjusted to four different sizes via hidden zippers, which makes it better then other pouches so you can do many different holds with the same pouch.

    http://www.rockinbabysling.com/shop/pouches.

    Ergo is good too b/c you can also put your baby on your back… something that you can not do with the Bjorn!

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply May 4, 2010

    Cool Mom Picks

    Melissa, for what it’s worth we sat in a Bjorn presentation including doctors from University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies+Children’s Hospital, who recommend Baby Bjorn carriers as being ergonomically correct and safe for babies, and refuted the hip displasia rumors.

    We thought she made compelling points or we would have declined to recommend this product to our readers. Whether it’s comfortable for *you* is up to you though.

    Here’s a link to the downloadable PDF if you’re interested: http://bit.ly/9uAwQs

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply May 4, 2010

    Cool Mom Picks

    We’re also fans Katherine! http://www.coolmompicks.com/2007/01/a_sling_for_the_coordinationally_challenged.php

    While not everyone is comfortable carrying toddlers in a sling, personally I did love it for my newborns. -Liz

  • Reply May 4, 2010

    Danielle

    If you don’t want to buy 2 separate carriers check out the Beco Butterfly 2. I can carry my 3 month old who is now just big enough to no longer need the infant insert that comes with it. Or I can carry my 32 pound 3 year old.

  • Reply May 4, 2010

    Poppa2Be

    This looks fantastic. I’d love to win this.

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