Baby Carrier One – Incorporating the Best of the Best

What if you could take all of the best aspects of each carrier you’ve ever seen and put them into one? The Infantino 4-in-1 was easy to put on but was uncomfortable once the Wee Baby T reached about 14 lbs, the Ergo 360 offered superior support but is a challenge to put on, requires an insert for newborns, and it is fairly expensive.  With my Infantino rendered ineffective due to T’s recent growth spurt, I have been using the Ergo360 exclusively for the last few months, and it hasn’t been the most comfortable of experiences.  Struggling with the snaps, buttons, and clips meant getting the Wee Baby T packed up took upwards of 20 minutes, and the carrier just wasn’t comfortable for extended use – it was better than the Infantino, but that wasn’t saying much at this point.

Needless to say I was thrilled when BabyBjorn sent me their Baby Carrier One to review.  The first thing that struck me was the instruction manual – it had a guy on the cover!  The easy to understand manual included photos of each step, all with men putting on and adjusting the carrier.  I know it is a small thing, but this really made me feel included, like this was a product designed for me, not just something that I can borrow from K in a pinch.  As I continued the unboxing I was amazed at how soft the Baby Carrier One was.  The shoulders have so much padding, and the waist belt is very wide to help distribute the weight.  I received the Denim Grey carrier, and it looks sharp!

First let’s address the elephant in the room:  There has been some discussion regarding BabyBjorn’s carriers and a possible link to Hip Dysplasia.  The Baby Carrier One offers a wide supportive seat for inward facing and back positions, easily adjusted with a zip.  The Baby Carrier One has been acknowledged as a hip healthy carrier by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.  Concerns assuaged?  Great!  Let’s move on.

Putting the Wee Baby T into the carrier was a breeze – each buckle is easily accessible, the straps for adjustments are in logical and easy to reach places, and switching the carrier from facing out to facing in positions is as easy as doing up 2 zippers – no buttons or added straps.  The buckles are solid and well designed, and latch with a satisfying *CLICK*.

K and I went to a family outing this weekend, and instead of bringing the stroller we decided the carrier would be a much better option.  I had the Wee
Baby T in the Baby Carrier One for about 5 hours throughout the afternoon with breaks for feedings and naps, and I was completely comfortable throughout.  The three other sets of parents at the event all loved the carrier.  After passing it around for everyone to try on they agreed it was much easier and more comfortable than the carriers they had used, and they all agree it looks fantastic.

The best part of the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One is the comfort while wearing your little one, but let’s not forget it’s versatility and simplicity.  Suitable for newborns to 3 years, front carry or back, facing in or out, the Baby Carrier One covers everything without additional accessories, and with simple adjustments.

BabyBjorn has nailed it with their new Baby Carrier One, but even more impressive is their #Dadstories campaign.  Encouraging dads to tell the world about their experiences as an active father, #Dadstories brings fathers out of the shadows and shows that we’re not just babysitters, we aren’t just ‘giving mum a break’, we’re parents and we love our children and want to be involved.  The best part?  BabyBjorn wants you to win a carrier of your own!  Click over to this post to find out how you can be a part of the #dadstories campaign and enter to win a Baby Carrier One!

Good luck out there.

 

Disclosure:  I received compensation and a carrier for myself and one to give away from BabyBjorn to facilitate this review and giveaway.  All opinions are my own.

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