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#1 ABabyPlease

Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

Hi - we were lucky to be given a Baby Bjorn, but as we don't have instructions, my question is when can my son go on the back?  He is now 7 mo.
Thanks

#2 tiggy2

Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:34 PM

Never! It's a front only carrier.
Have a look at the baby bjorn website, you should find everything you need.

If you want a front and back carrier try an ergo or manduca, they are also much more comfortable. Baby Bjorns are most useful for 0-6 months.

#3 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

You can put him in the BabyBjorn forward facing, but the carrier would still be on your front. As PP said, it is not designed for carrying on your back. If facing baby towards the front, you fold the top of it down and button it at the sides. The instructions on the web site are very good.

#4 ABabyPlease

Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

Thanks!!!!

#5 happybabywearer

Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

QUOTE (ABabyPlease @ 16/04/2012, 02:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks!!!!

Hi

Like the others have mentioned- The baby bjorn is not suitable for back carry. You can front carry with it- face in or out.
There is a lot of research why not wear your baby when facing out ( http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=111377104091 or you can google it to read more)
Also, if you are planing to carry your baby more than 15-20 minutes a day , the bjorn will not
support correctly your baby's hips development- take a look here for positioning baby in a carrier -
http://www.hipdysplasia.org/Developmental-...nt/Default.aspx

and yes- the manduca much more comfortable and fits up to 20 kg ( I still carry my 16 mo with it!)




#6 zibble

Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

I totally recommend back carrying. We use the Ergo and I can carry DD (nearly 10 months) on my back for a lot longer and it’s much more comfortable.  I know the BB isn’t possible to back carry. We were advised not to use the baby bjorn because DD has DDH so I recommend reading the links above and buy a new carrier like the ergo.




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