All of our baby carriers have been developed in close cooperation with medical experts to ensure that they encourage a young baby’s development.
Ergonomics – for both baby and parent – is the most important aspect for us when developing our baby carriers. Part of this is ensuring that our baby carriers can adapt to your baby’s rapid development and be adjusted as they grow, so your baby is carried comfortably at all times. This also involves ensuring that our baby carriers can be adjusted for optimal comfort for you, the babywearer.
It’s a good idea to pack a baby carrier in your hospital bag, since you can use it from day one. Just make sure that your baby meets the minimum weight requirements for the baby carrier you’ve chosen. While all our baby carriers can be used from newborn, the softness, compact size and simplicity of Baby Carrier Mini make it a clear favourite with many parents. A newborn baby wants a lot of closeness, so a baby carrier is incredibly useful to have in the early days.
You can breastfeed in the baby carrier, but it’s extremely important to always make sure that your baby has free airways. Once your baby has stopped feeding, you need to make certain that they adopt a position with no obstructions to their mouth and nose, so that nothing restricts their breathing.
Baby carriers are available in different models: the M-position is a version where the baby’s knees are held in a higher position than their hips. Our baby carriers are designed so that the baby has freedom of movement and you are able to adjust your baby’s position.
It takes a while for babies to develop the ability to regulate their body temperature. A baby carrier in mesh fabric is airy, which is comfortable for both you and your child. Our mesh fabric also dries very quickly.
It means that all the materials that come in contact with your baby’s skin are child-friendly and safe to taste. If you’d like to read more about our materials, please click here.
Absolutely, all of our baby carriers are machine washable – but they should not be tumble dried.
No, all of our baby carriers can be used from day one without any special infant insert. Our baby carriers have adjustable settings, so they will fit newborn babies. Please watch our video tutorials if you feel uncertain about what to do.
As your baby grows, the wide-leg position offers better pressure relief and weight distribution.
It’s important to follow the instructions and adapt the baby carrier’s settings according to the size of your child – this ensures that your child always sits in a comfortable and supportive position.
A newborn baby lacks the strength to hold their (relatively heavy) head upright unaided. It takes several months for the baby’s neck muscles to develop. This is why a newborn needs support for their neck when they’re carried in a baby carrier. All baby carriers from BABYBJÖRN have adjustable neck support.
Switching babywearing positions may be more comfortable for you when you carry. You can read more about ergonomics and babywearing here.
Around the age of five months, most babies are capable of holding their head upright unaided and may then be ready to be carried in the facing-out position. Before the age of five months, the baby’s neck muscles, spine and hips are usually not sufficiently developed. If your baby gets tired or shows signs of overstimulation, you can switch to the facing-in position for a while.
Even young babies who don’t weigh that much can feel heavy to carry after a while. Choose a baby carrier designed to ease pressure on your back and shoulders: Baby Carrier Move has padded shoulder straps and a padded back support that relieve pressure, and Baby Carrier One and Baby Carrier One Air have padded shoulder straps and a supportive waist belt. Read more in our Baby Carrier Guide to find the right model for you and your baby.
When your child has grown a little heavier, carrying on your back may be more comfortable for you and more fun for your child. Baby Carrier One and Baby Carrier One Air have been developed for safe and secure back carrying. But wait to carry your child on your back until they are at least one year old.
Yes, our baby carriers can be adapted to most body shapes.
Obviously, this will vary according to season and temperature, but don’t dress your baby too warmly in the baby carrier, since they get heat from your body as well. On colder days, we recommend using our windproof and water-resistant cover for baby carrier.