Baby Carriers
When can you start using BABYBJÖRN baby carriers?

Baby Carrier One/One Air and Baby Carrier We/We Air can be used from newborn (at least 3.5 kg and 53 cm) up to about 3 years (max. 15 kg and 100 cm).

You can start using Baby Carrier Original from birth (at least 3.5 kg and 53 cm) to 11 kg.

You can start using Baby Carrier Miracle from birth (at least 3.5 kg and 53 cm) to around 15 months (max. 12 kg).

When can I start carrying my baby facing inwards in my BABYBJÖRN baby carrier?

Following advice from paediatricians, with whom we collaborate, we recommend that your baby is carried facing inwards in the baby carrier until around five months of age. Before this age, baby's neck muscles, spine and hips are not sufficiently developed.

For how long can I carry my child in the BABYBJÖRN baby carrier at a time?

You can carry your child in the baby carrier for as long as he or she is content. However, small children should not remain still in the same position for long periods of time. We, therefore, recommend that you always pay attention to your baby's signals and vary between using the baby carrier and, for example, a bouncer, pram and crib/cradle.

Are the fabrics used in the BABYBJÖRN baby carrier safe? Is it safe, for example, for my child to suck on the baby carrier?

Yes. All fabrics in our baby carriers are tested and certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1-the class for babies, which also has the most stringent requirements. The Oeko-Tex label means that the fabrics are free from substances hazardous to health and allergens.

Many babies suck and drool on the baby carrier when they are being carried facing outwards. To avoid having to wash the baby carrier too often, you can use the BABYBJÖRN Bib for Baby Carrier or BABYBJÖRN Bib for Baby Carrier One and BABYBJÖRN Teething Pads for Baby Carrier. They are, of course, also certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1.

What are the washing instructions for BABYBJÖRN baby carriers?

You can machine wash all our baby carriers at 40°C. Wash the baby carrier separately, preferably in a washing bag, and use a mild, bleach-free detergent. Do not tumble dry. Our mesh fabric products dry very quickly thanks to their lightweight and airy fabric. If you have a baby carrier in mesh fabric, do not iron it!

My baby has colic. Can I carry him or her in BABYBJÖRN baby carriers?

Yes. If your baby has temporary stomach problems, it can help to carry your baby in a baby carrier where the baby is in an upright position. It can also be calming for your baby to be carried and to feel the security of being close to mum or dad. 

Can my child sleep in the BABYBJÖRN baby carrier?

Certainly, it is safe for your baby to sleep in our baby carriers. Your baby experiences closeness and warmth in the baby carrier, which makes him or her fall asleep feeling secure. Our baby carriers provide good support for baby's back and neck and that is why you can carry your sleeping baby for as long as he/she is content. However, small children should not remain still in the same position for long periods of time. We, therefore, recommend that you always pay attention to your baby's signals and vary between using the baby carrier and, for example, a bouncer, pram and crib.

Is the baby's position with respect to hips, legs and back anatomically correct in BABYBJÖRN baby carriers?

Yes, the baby's hips, legs and spine are in the same position as when you hold your baby in your arms. According to paediatricians, an upright position that ensures free air passages, free movement for the legs and arms, and good support for the neck and head is the optimal position for a new-born. Our baby carriers meet all of these important orthopaedic requirements for small children.

Does a BABYBJÖRN baby carrier suit parents of any particular size?

Our baby carriers are designed to be flexible enough to fit parents of all shapes and sizes, from size S to XL. We recommend that you visit our store in order to test the baby carrier and to determine which model fits you best.

Is it safe for my child to suck and chew on the BABYBJÖRN baby carrier?

Yes, and your baby is bound to do this! The fabrics are tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products, the class for very young children with the most rigorous requirements. This label is a guarantee that all the fabrics are free from harmful and allergenic substances. A lot of babies suck and drool on the baby carrier when they are carried facing forward. So you won't have to wash the baby carrier too often, it's a good idea to use the practical Bib, which is also certified in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1.

Are BABYBJÖRN Baby Carriers not good for children because the child “hangs/dangles from the crotch” in them (and you can imagine how that must feel)?

No, that is not correct. An important part of the answer here is that a small child’s centre of gravity is very different from an adult’s. The child’s head is much larger and the legs are shorter and therefore weigh lessen relation to his/her body than is the case with adults. Therefore, the child’s weight is distributed differently: the brunt of the weight is not on the seat but is also distributed onto the baby carrier’s back, head and neck support. In other words, there is no comparison to if you yourself were sitting in a baby carrier. The child’s low body weight is also a vital factor resulting in almost no pressure being placed on the baby’s crotch. Pressure tests conducted together with paediatricians also confirm this.

Can BABYBJÖRN baby carriers cause hip dysplasia?

Your child cannot develop hip dysplasia or hip luxation by being carried in a baby carrier. Hip dysplasia, or hip luxation, is a congenital condition diagnosed through a medical examination. The notion that baby carriers can cause hip dysplasia is a misunderstanding and has no scientific foundation. This is confirmed by leading child orthopaedists.

 

Is there a risk of unhealthy pressure being placed on the child’s genitals when carrying him facing forward in BABYBJÖRN Baby Carriers?

No, no such risk exists. The design of all our baby carriers (proper support for the neck, head and back) together with the child’s centre of gravity and body proportions ensure that the child’s weight is not placed on the genitals nor solely on the seat, but instead is distributed across the baby carrier’s back, head and neck support. The weight is evenly distributed across the seat and this, in combination with the child’s low body weight, guarantees that no uncomfortable or 17 dangerous pressure arises. The pressure tests BabyBjorn has undertaken together with paediatricians confirm that this is the case with or without a diaper.

Is carrying a child facing forward in a BABYBJÖRN baby carrier damaging its health?

During your child’s first months of life, he/she should not be carried facing forward as such a small child’s neck muscles are not yet sufficiently developed. Also, body and eye contact between you and your child is essential during these first months.
However, according to paediatricians and child psychologists, around five months of age, it is entirely natural for a child to want to and try to turn around since at this age children begin to show an interest in what they see around them. In terms of the child’s physical development and the position of his/her back, hips and genitals, paediatricians and child orthopaedists agree that at this age, the child can safely be carried facing forward as long as the child can hold his or her head up stably without assistance.

What does being carried in a BABYBJÖRN baby carrier feel like?

Many parents wonder what it feels like for their baby to be carried in a baby carrier. An important part of the answer here is that a small child’s centre of gravity and proportions are very different from an adult’s. During the first year of life, the following happens: The little baby triples in weight and grows 30% length. The spine’s shape changes and motor skills develop every day. Proportionally, the child’s head is much bigger and heavier in relation to his/her body than an adult’s. The child’s arms and legs are also proportionally shorter and lighter. In other words, there is no comparison to if you yourself were sitting in a baby carrier. On the other hand, we know that feeling the parent’s closeness, body heat and heartbeat give the child in the baby carrier a sense of warmth and security. We also know that the slightly older child experiences tremendous delight in discovering the world together with and close to his/her parent.

Baby carriers mesh fabric
What is special about BABYBJÖRN baby carriers in mesh fabric?

What makes these baby carriers different is the fabric and its special characteristics. Baby Carrier We Air/One Air are made of an airy mesh fabric that allows heat and moisture to pass through. The soft mesh fabric has a number of popular characteristics: it is cooling, quick-drying, durable and colourfast, and has a stability that gives the essential support to your baby’s hips, back, neck and head.

Why should I choose the BABYBJÖRN baby carrier We Air/One Air in mesh fabric?

Babies lack the ability to regulate their body temperature completely, which means they easily get hot. If you are living or spending a lot of time in a hot climate, we recommend a mesh fabric as it allows heat and moisture to pass through. Mesh fabric works equally well indoors to keep a baby’s body temperature well regulated. A baby carrier in a soft, child-friendly mesh fabric that breathes makes it easier to maintain the correct temperature and at the same time lets you enjoy the all-important closeness to each other.

How do I wash my BABYBJÖRN baby carrier in mesh fabric?

You can machine wash all our baby carriers at 40°C. Wash the baby carrier separately, preferably in a washing bag, and use a mild, bleach-free detergent. Do not tumble dry. Our mesh fabric products dry very quickly thanks to their airy fabric. If you have a Baby Carrier Air/One in mesh fabric, do not iron it!

Will the BABYBJÖRN baby carrier We Air/One Air give my baby the same support as baby carriers in other materials?

Yes, your baby gets the same essential support for hips, back, neck and head in all our baby carriers. The mesh fabric is soft and airy, yet extremely durable and has the necessary stability.

Will I notice any difference when I wear the BABYBJÖRN baby carrier We Air/One Air?

Yes, Baby Carrier We Air/One Air is a cooler version for your baby and for you. These baby carriers also dry quickly after you wash them. You experience exactly the same carrying comfort.

Baby carrier original
When can I start using the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original?

The baby carrier is suitable for use from birth, as long as your child weighs at least 3.5 kg. The leg straps should always be used when your child weighs between 3.5 kg and 4.5 kg.

What accessories are available for the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original?

The BABYBJÖRN Bib for Baby Carrier, which protects the baby carrier, and the BABYBJÖRN Cover for Baby Carrier, which keeps baby warm when it is cold outside, are handy accessories for Baby Carrier Original.

How do I adjust the headrest on the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original?

All BABYBJÖRN Baby Carriers have a headrest that should be used until the baby's neck muscles are strong enough to hold his/her head up. Adjust the headrest by tightening or loosening the short side loops on the upper part of the baby carrier. Check that your child has space around the head to keep his/her air passages free.

What should I bear in mind when I set up the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original?

There are some rules of thumb which should be followed to achieve maximum comfort for both the baby and the parent:

  1. Start by setting up the baby carrier to suit the baby's height. See the size instructions on the inside of the baby carrier and adjust using the adjustable double buckle.
  2. Put the vest on and attach it to the front part of the baby carrier by locking the double buckle. It is securely locked when you hear a separate clicking sound for both the left and right side of the double buckle.
  3. Don't forget that you can choose how high you carry your baby depending on how high you place the double buckle. You should carry your baby high enough for you to be able to kiss the baby's head.
  4. Adjust the baby carrier's shoulder strap to fit your body size. The backcross should be on a level with the lower part of your shoulder blades for maximum carrying comfort.
When should I use the leg straps for the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original?

The leg straps are intended to reduce the size of the leg holes for smaller babies. The Baby Carrier Original leg straps should be used when your child weighs between 3.5 kg and 4.5 kg. This may also vary somewhat depending on how much clothing your baby is wearing. Always make sure that the leg straps are not on too tightly around baby's legs.

How do I adjust my BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original to fit my growing child?

All BABYBJÖRN baby carriers can be adjusted regularly so as to fit your growing child. There is a size adjuster on the inside of the lower part of the baby carrier's front section. Use the double buckle to adjust the baby carrier to match your child's height.

What material is used in the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Original?

Baby Carrier Original is available in two fabric collections: cotton and mesh fabric.

The fabric in the cotton collection consists of 100% cotton.

The fabric in the mesh fabric collection consists of 100% polyester. It is an airy mesh fabric that is breathable and transports heat and moisture away from you and your baby. The fabric is specially made for BABYBJÖRN.

All fabrics used in this product are gentle against your child’s skin and safe to chew or suck on. They have been tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class I for baby products. This means that the textiles are free from health-hazardous substances and allergens.