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Is Baby Bjorn worth the $$?

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It's a little better quality than others, so maybe worth it
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No, others are just as good
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Postby Emmo » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:03 pm

So, what's the deal with the baby bjorn? Is it really worth the extra money you pay compared to other baby slings, like snugli, etc?
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Postby SlainteMhath » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:25 pm

IMO, I would get a wrap. I am so happy I purchased my Moby and someone actually showed me how to use it. It is, IMO, WAY more comfortable than any other carrier out there and you don't have straps to fiddle with.

I have a bad back and have found, for the most part, the Moby is really comfortable. Sometimes I can't wear it at all, but I wouldn't be able to wear anything at all at that point.
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Postby laurab007 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:54 pm

Personally, I wouldn't get a Bjorn. There are MUCH better carriers out there. The Bjorn is also not the best position for the baby. Their knees should be above their hips. Also, facing out is not recommended for young babies b/c they can't read their mother's facial cue's and they can't turn away from stimulus if they need to.

A mai tai style carrier, such as Babyhawk, is a much better way to go. Also, Ergo carriers are awesome. For a newborn, slings are great, like a Peanut Shell.

Check out thebabywearer.com if you want to really learn about carriers.
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Postby sweetpea3 » Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:23 pm

I had a bjorn the first time. No way would I use it the second time. It's not good for your back and isn't the best for a little baby. I bought a new native sling for my 2ed and used it every day then when he was big enough I bought an Ergo. THAT's the best $$ I have spent by far on ANY baby item. It is sooo comfy for both of us.
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Postby Emmo » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:41 am

WOW! I posted this when I was pregnant with DS, and I can't believe it's still on here! lol. Anyway... just wanted to give my review... I got a Baby Bjorn... it was OK. I worked pretty well for DS when he was bigger. I used a sling when he was smaller (hotsling from babiesrus- didn't really like that one!) The Bjorn did hurt my back, though. So this time around I'm trying to find something that will work for newborns and big babies... like a wrap. Thinking about the moby.
After trial and error, it really does appear that getting a high priced sling/wrap pays off (if you're going to use them a lot).
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Postby Autumn2000 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:40 am

I *highly* recommend an Ergo for long term use. I can and still do carry my DD in it and she's 14 months and 22+ pounds. I did not get it until she was a bit older so I'm not sure how great it would be for a smaller baby. When she was smaller I used a Moby-like wrap. I simply bought a piece of fabric long enough and cut it to make it narrow enough. This actually produced 2 wraps which meant I always had one clean and ready to use. I ended up doing this twice so I had 2 blue wraps and 2 black wraps. SO CHEAP and SO COMFORTABLE! Don't waste money on an actual Moby!

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Bigger now with her legs hanging out
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In the Ergo at 12 months
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Postby diana0324 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:14 am

Wow u made a wrap by just buying the fabric! That's awesome! How long did u measure the fabric that u cut? I wanna make one!
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Postby chumleyk » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:55 am

I have a bjorn (I picked it up for about $5 at a yardsale - talk about a deal!) and a moby. The moby wins hands down. The moby is much easier on my back and seems more comfortable for my son as well.
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Postby Autumn2000 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:20 pm

diana0324 wrote:Wow u made a wrap by just buying the fabric! That's awesome! How long did u measure the fabric that u cut? I wanna make one!
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I used the information on this website for the no-sew wrap. http://wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?ta ... ANoSewWrap

I think that I started with 5.5 yards because I'm tall but ended up trimming it down to 5 yards. I got the long piece of fabric and just cut it down the middle lengthwise. Both pieces were about 20" wide. I used the Moby website and YouTube videos to learn how to tie it and get baby in position.
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Postby diana0324 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:03 am

Thank you sooo much! :D
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