The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier One is a versatile 4-way front and back carrier with a pressure-relieving waist belt and shaped, padded shoulder straps.
It offers three front carrying positions and one back carrying position for older babies, allowing you to safely carry your toddler on your back from 12 months. Baby Carrier One can be used straight from birth without the need for infant inserts and up to three years of age.
Mumfidential’s Anna Tyzack says:
I was happily using the BABYBJÖRN original carrier but when Alfred was 10 months (e.g. a lump) and we were off skiing I decided to invest in something a bit more robust. I wanted to go for another BABYBJÖRN because I love the brand (we have the high chair, bouncy chair, travel cot and potty – suckers!). The Baby Carrier One seemed to fit the bill because it can be used for front and back carrying until a toddler is three.
It’s a bigger contraption than the original, which took a bit of getting used to, but now I’ve got the hang of the clips (they’re really easy) and the way the straps are adjusted, I can put it on almost as quickly.
I absolutely love it and wear it all the time (so much so that I’m afraid Alfred will never start walking). It fits really well and is extremely comfortable with its super-wide padded straps. No back or shoulder-ache so far. Plus it looks pretty neat, which is amazing given I’m carrying around a one-year-old!
Alfred loves it too – he starts flapping his arms wildly when I get it out the cupboard, a bit like when a dog sees its lead.
Alfred loves it too – he starts flapping his arms wildly when I get it out the cupboard, a bit like when a dog sees its lead. Now he’s one, I’ve tried carrying him on my back, too, which looked a bit tricky to set up in the instruction booklet but is actually straightforward.
While I haven’t test driven it on a newborn I would imagine it is extremely comfortable for both mother and baby. The Baby Carrier One complies with the recommendations of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute to ensure an appropriate position for the child.
Price: Currently £109.95 on Amazon
Technical spec: Birth (without need for an infant insert) to 3 years. Front (inward and outward facing) and back carrying.
Best bit: fantastically comfortable, easy to put on and can be used for three years. RECOMMEND.
Worst bit: I guess you could say it is slightly bulky (although this is why it is comfortable plus it rolls up small to fit in your changing bag!). Occasionally I struggle to do the belt up tightly enough.
Star rating: 5/5 stars
Buy it now: Amazon