I know! I KNOW! Baby Bjorns are not a popular carrier of many
(I am 99.999% sure you say it like Baby Be-yorn.)
I registered for it when pregnant with my first baby because that was the thing to do! I just HAD to have the "metro black" style. I used it for walks and times a stroller wasn't convenient. But not much more. It hurt my back. It wasn't that fun to wear. And once the babies were too heavy, forget it.
But, I have fond memories of that Baby Bjorn.
The photo above (circa 2002) is a VERY YOUTHFUL me (with very red hair) wearing Carter when he was just 3 months old. I had been helping out decorating for a party at church all day and wore him in it the whole time. I was able to keep him with me and do lots of other things. People marveled over the fact that I was doing all I was doing while wearing my baby!
Another time not long after that photo my family spent the day at the apple orchard and I wore him in it the whole time then, too.
I've since learned that the Baby Bjorn is not ideal for long-term babywearing. It's not the best position for baby's hips and groin area. It's not the most comfortable carrier for Mom & Dad. And having baby facing out (the most common way people wear their Baby Bjorn) not only can be overstimulating to baby, it also throws off the wearer's center of balance.
But, for some parents, the Baby Bjorn is the best way or their favorite way or the only way they wear their baby. And you know, babywearing is babywearing. It keeps baby close to Mom, it encourages attachment, allows for hands-free, and the list goes on.
I loved that Baby Bjorn. And look where it's taken me. :)
I'm posting my favorite babywearing photos this week leading up to the announcement of the 2nd round Babywearing Triathlon winner (and also when I will be posting my favorite of yours that has been left in the comments on this post.)
Also, I'm giving away two pouch slings (enter by Tuesday night.)
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