I purchase this baby carrier when my son was born six years ago. Honestly, I did not use this product often with him because I always felt that he looked very uncomfortable. He was my first child so I had all hands on him at all times. When I had my second child, two years later, I was running after a two year old and having a baby in my hands it was hard. So I got out the baby carrier and I started to put her in the carrier. It made my life so much easier. I could have her in the carrier and I had two hands free with my two year old. When she was facing me I felt like she was comfortable especially sleeping. When she was old enough and I would face her out, she was fine when she was awake, but when she fell asleep there was no head support and I was worried about her neck. There are straps around my wait and back that I can adjust for comfort. After wearing her for an extended time the straps loosen and it begins to make my back hurt. Overall for short periods of time is a great way to free up your hands. But wouldn't recommend for extended time period.
Nice Infant carrier for smaller children.
This carrier is a good starter carrier. It is very basic and best used with smaller infant/children.
The Bjorn carrier is very safe. I has multiple snapping points to keep the infant strapped close to the parents. It is very breathable so the infant does not overheat, and neither does the parent.
I don't feel that my infants legs are properly set in this carrier. Their legs just dangle there and they should really be more wrapped around the parents hips, so that the infant's hips are aligned. My child seems comfortable otherwise.
This carrier is not the most comfortable carrier I have used or worn. It does not offer a lot of support for the parents back or shoulders. The weight distribution is not the greatest. I can "baby wear" for a brief amount of time before my shoulders hurt and my back is killing me.
Ease of Use
This carrier is very easy to use by placing your arms in and placing your infant in and snapping the snaps.
It is very light weight and breathable. It is neutral colors so it can go for either gender but it is not great for heavier children.
I have used my Bjorn for 2 children totally close to a year and it has held up great. I toss it in the car or in the house for while I'm cleaning and our infant is needy.
The Baby Bjorn Air Baby Carrier is lightweight.
The Baby Bjorn Air Baby Carrier is a lightweight carrier. It is very easy to put on, especially with a baby! I love how versatile it is. You can have the baby facing you when it is an infant with a wobbly neck. Later on as the baby gains neck strength, you can face your baby out so they can explore the world around them. This helps keep them entertained. The straps are easily adjustable and ensures that your baby is snug. The only drawback with the Bjorn is that there is no back support. So if you are on the more petite side, then you can end up with a sore back, especially as the child grows heavier. Short jaunts are okay, but longer excursions definitely tired out my back. My husband didn't find that an issue. His issue was of a different nature. He didn't like how his nether regions were so close to our child's feet. As the child grew and began to kick, that became more of an issue. Though I loved the Bjorn, my husband refused to use it for that reason alone. So maybe just practical for women?
Safe for the baby & mom, but not so much for the dad!
He seemed snug as a bug!
Back pain for petite people.
Dangerous for men!
Ease of Use
Easy to put on and take off.
Could use more back support.
Lasted 4 children and still good as new.
San Diego, CA
Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Air gives Moms thier independence back.
I am a mother of a 2 year old and a 4 month old. I have used this carrier on both. Both have been very "chunky" and the air accommodates them well. The original I could only use for a month and they grew out of it. My husband and I take turns with the Bjorn on outings and it adjusts easily. Once you get the hang of putting a baby in the Bjorn it is really easy. It did take me a few tries by myself.
Not only do the kids love facing forward and looking around but they seem to really like the interaction. It gives me the freedom of being able to complete daily tasks and peace of mind knowing that my daughter is safe and being stimulated. It also gives me the freedom to chase after my 2 year old and interact with him more.
Cleaning is a breeze. Every once in a while I have to use some shout on spit up spots. I throw it in the gentle cycle and let it air dry.
I can use it in the summer without worrying about it getting too hot. I did have that problem with the original Bjorn.
I think it is well worth the money. It is more expensive than many other brands but the quality is outstanding. I have owned 3 of them and they are all in excellent shape.
Ease of Use
It was very easy to adjust between my husband and I. I have a medium sized women's frame and he has an extra large men's frame. It did take me a few practice rounds without the baby first, but I cought on quickly.
My son was 30 lbs at 6 months and we had to graduate him to a bigger backpack carrier. He was quite a chunk!
Lasted 3 years and through 2 babies. Easy to wash and clean.
Easy to use Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Air
I have this in the gray and white color. I live in Arizona and the light color of this carrier seemed to be better in the heat and the sun both for the carrier and the baby. This baby carrier is easy to use, lightweight and convenient. It is comfortable at first, but after any length of time, I felt it really started to dig into my shoulders and became uncomfortable. Some would argue that the position is not a good position for the infant's hips to be in for a long length of time, but I never used it for that long and the baby never seemed uncomfortable at all in it. This was a nice carrier for the father due to the lightweight and sleek look of the carrier. I also liked that the baby could be facing forward or backward depending on the size and comfort of the baby. Having both options is something you don't get in all carriers. This was also easy to wash. You can machine wash it, which is a must for any baby.
Pretty decent, good air circulation, but design flaws
My daughter really disliked slings, but being carried upright in the Baby Bjorn made her very content. I like that the Air version allows for more air circulation, and is lighter in color to deflect heat (we had the white and gray version) especially since we live in a warm climate.
I felt like the arm holes were totally unnecessary. Carrying in the inward facing position, my daughter felt much more secure when I let her have her arms inside the carrier with her rather than sticking them out the arm holes like the carrier is designed to do. Then, when she was bigger, she did much better in the carrier when her arms were above the armholes rather than inside them. With the arms in the holes, she couldn't reach her mouth or face, which was really annoying to her. Wish they'd thought of a way around this with the design. I felt like she was still secure in the carrier without using the arm holes, but she didn't fight being in it either.
Wondered if there was some alternate material that could have been used where the carrier folds over under the baby's chin in the forward-facing position. It got really wet and discolored from drool and the discoloration was apparent even after laundering.
We used it a lot for being out and about, especially in crowded areas where a stroller might have been a hindrance, and it was ok for when our daughter was really little but it was hard on our backs as our daughter got closer to the weight limit. She loved it, so I wish it would have been a bit more comfortable for parents.
Wouldn't buy it again. I'd go for something like the Ergo.
Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Air, great for smaller babies
The baby Bjorn Baby Carrier Air was great when my son was smaller. I started using this Bjorn baby carrier when my son was about two months old. I really liked how lightweight the carrier was and it was pretty easy to put on and get him in and out of. I would go for walks with him in it and wear it around the house and take it shopping as well. I did think it kept me cooler than the traditional carriers and it was comfortable. I also liked that the flap in the back could be put up to support his head (worked great when he fell asleep) or folded down so he could see around more. I have also washed it in the washing machine a good amount of times and never had any problems. I would let it air dry after washing. The only problems I would have with the Bjorn carrier is it is pretty expensive for the time span I used it for my son. I probably used it till he was about seven or eight months old then I bought a different carrier that supported better and held more weight. The Bjorn carrier could still hold him, but it was no longer very comfortable for either of us. His legs were splitting apart and it wasn't good on his legs/hip area. Overall I think the bjorn carrier is great for much younger children.
Great for smaller children. When my child got older, 6-8 months, he legs didn't seem as comfy in it.
the great wonders of a baby carrier
If you ever find yourself wishing you had an extra hand or two (almost all of the time) while tending to your baby, baby Bjorn air carrier is the way to go. Please keep in mind that every baby is different and it is up to the parents to figure out if and when their child is ready for this or any other product. My opinion is based on experience and most importantly, on my wife and child's happiness while using this Baby Bjorn carrier. We are also first time parents. It holds your baby upright as if the child is attached to your stomach, which is exactly how it feels. This great design is a two piece product. It securely locks into positions to support your baby and is comfortable on your back as well. As far as setting your child into position and strapping and/or clicking your baby into position, two people would be the logical way to go about putting your baby into place. I am the type that does not trust anything at first, especially when it involves my daughter. My wife and I became suddenly excited when we first put it on. I trust it with my 3 month old daughter, and so does my wife, which is very important. The first time trying any strapped baby product can be frustrating, but after that, you will see how easy it is to configure and how great it is to have your hands free. To have both hands free while keeping your child happy feels like winning the lotto. You can finally go back to doing almost all your chores and not worry about leaving your child out of your sight. Going to the store without the hassle of bringing a stroller up and down the stairs, in and out of the house and store is finally here. The way the carrier is set up prevents your child from slipping out of any sides, while standing on your own two feet, the only way to be in position. Straps make the legs seem like they are in their own holes. For my daughter, who is tiny, 8lbs. 21 ½" at 3 months old, when you click the top straps into place, they actually prevent her from sticking her hands into her mouth. Our daughter has never looked or seemed uncomfortable due to the positioning of the carrier. As for the adult wearing the carrier, you will wish you can wear it all the time. Helps prevent slouching and helps keep your back straight. A cross patterns of the straps on the carrier make it very comfortable to wear and does not seem to be annoying in any way, making it easy to sit back on the couch when your child finally falls asleep. It also has a nice 180deg. enclosure on the back area for the child's head, which in our case is great because she is just like a little bobble head. And of course, that is almost adjustable to tighten that area and prevent the child's head from lunging left to right. The carrier is set for 8-25lbs. and 21-27 inches in height. Bottom strap has three levels to adjust the child into, depending on your child's length. The material is fantastic. My daughter grew out of the whole "swaddler" stage real quick, so she likes having her hands spread apart and legs kicking like the next karate girl. Even though she cannot kick her legs while in the carrier and her arms are now always spread apart, it is as though she is put into a trace of relaxation. Except for turning her head left to right, her body is immobilized and she remains relaxed, until a dirty diaper makes its way or the child gets hungry. I don't think she will ever feel closed in or cut off from the rest of the scene. Mesh like material all over allows for air circulation, great for gassy babies. And at the same time, the entire carrier feels very durable and strong, while being very flexible at the same time. It really seems like it will not rip or brake unless a sharp object slices into it, which is good because all the knives are already packed away. Let's face it, things only last as long as you take care of it and this will definitely last us as long as she fits into it. I would recommend this product to any adult who cares for a child that weighs 8-27lbs. and has a lot to do around the house. One piece of advice, do not attempt to have grandma use this product, some may find it offensive. Her grandchild, your child, is all she has been waiting and preparing for. Like I have stated before, parents need to learn their baby before jumping into any baby holding or caring products. You are as smart as you need to be when it comes down to raising your child, it is called instincts. If you have a slight doubt about doing something, DON'T do it. My daughter is the best example. She is 3 months old and we are using 1 month diapers on her. Keep in mind, they also go by weight. She is only 8 lbs. therefore she is too small for 3 month diapers. 1 month diapers range for 8-13 lbs. Feel out your child's situation and adapt to it. She/he is now running your life after all...
i don't trust anything really, but i trust this product.
my daughter seems comfortable when she is in it. i assume, but she doesn't cry so that's good. use your own judgement, short stocky legs might not be as comfortable as a child with longs legs.
great for the both of us.
Ease of Use
easy after the first time
as good as you treat it
Our BabyBjorn Goes Everywhere We Go!
I bought the BabyBjorn shortly after my daughter was born. I had a HotSling previously but was never completely happy with it. The BabyBjorn has been awesome. It is SO easy to put on and get my daughter in. It is also much cooler than other carriers--for both of us.
Anytime we are going somewhere where our stroller would be more of a burden than helpful I use the BabyBjorn instead. It is perfect for use in the airport and security has never made me take her out of it. We've also taken it on walks, to sporting events, everywhere.
My daugher is now 12 months old and we are still using our BabyBjorn. I have recently switched her to a forward facing position. I left her facing me for a very long time because she is quite shy and likes to hide her face from strangers. Now she loves to look at where we're going (and watch big brother!).
I have been so pleased with my BabyBjorn and recommend it to anyone with a baby!
not for child with large thighs
I had the baby bjorn baby carrier air in grey. I brought it everywhere I went. It went to the grocery store, the zoo, for walks, the mall......just anywhere that I was going so did it. My baby was very comfortable in it and it allowed me to have a free hand to be able to pick up anything that I needed to do. Sometimes when he just wanted held and I was in the kitchen or cleaning I would wear it at home so that way I could get everything that I needed to do done. I had a few complaints about it though. When he was small his head didnt reach over the top of the carrier so I had to make sure that he had open airways constantly. The other complaint that I had was that he had chunky legs and if he was in the carrier long enough his legs would turn purple! Its never good when a childs legs go numb because of their position in the carrier. Overall I did love the carrier and it really simplified my life, but we were only really able to use it until he was 7 or 8 months old before he outgrew it.