We are an active family and involving our children in our outdoor hobbies is very important to us. Our youngest (~5 months old) needs to be carried in order to participate in these hobbies (for obvious reasons), but we did not own a baby carrier that fit me well.
When my first son was born, the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original quickly became my favorite carrier. It fit me better than the other carriers we owned and it was easy for me to place or remove our son from the carrier without help. Our son also seemed to the enjoy the outward-facing position. On our hikes or walks he would often fall asleep and it was easy to remove him from the carrier without waking him. When I heard that BabyBjörn had re-designed their carrier with outdoorsy parents in mind, I was excited to try it out.
Here is some information from the manufacturer:
To date, we’ve only used the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Outdoors on a couple of short walks and around the house while doing daily chores. From our short time using the carrier, here are some things that my wife and I have noticed:
- The Good
- 4 carry positions – the child can face inwards or outwards from back and chest carry positions.
- Both the hip belt and shoulder straps are really comfortable, with the new design doing a great job of transferring the weight of the child to the hip belt.
- The carrier has a built-in infant insert. In the past, my wife has struggled with some of the infant inserts that other carriers use. The built-in insert is less bulky than other inserts, which will be nice for warmer weather. Since it is built-in, you also don’t have to worry about losing it.
- Has a cloth tag attached to it, emphasizing the correct hip and leg position based on how the child is being carried. The tag is position where it can be read by the parent while carrying the child.
- Comes with a storage bag.
- Has a cell phone pocket and the hip belt works well with my Peak Design Capture Clip.
- The Bad
- Limited use to date, but have not noticed anything bad about it. The buckles can be a little tricky at first, but once you understand how they work, they’re really easy to use. Make sure to try buckling and unbuckling them before placing your child in the carrier.
- Bottom Line
- To date, I think this is the best all around carrier we’ve owned. It appears to be a well-designed, quality item. The review will be updated as we get out with it more!
|Disclaimer: The Baby Carrier One Outdoors reviewed in this entry was provided to HikingGeek.com by BabyBjörn.|