- Are baby carriers from BABYBJÖRN safe for my child’s hips?
All of our baby carriers have been developed in close cooperation with medical experts to ensure that they encourage a young baby’s development.
- Are baby carriers from BABYBJÖRN ergonomic?
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. But it also involves ensuring that our baby carriers can be adjusted for optimal comfort for you, the babywearer.
- When can you start using a baby carrier?
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 for newborns, the softness, compact size and simplicity of Baby Carrier Mini make it a clear favorite among many parents. A newborn baby wants a lot of closeness, so a baby carrier is incredibly useful to have in the early days.
- Can I breastfeed in a baby carrier from BABYBJÖRN?
You can breastfeed in the baby carrier, but it’s extremely important to always make sure that your baby’s airways are free. Once your baby has stopped feeding, you need to make certain that they adopt a position that does not obstruct their mouth and nose, so nothing restricts their breathing.
- What is the M-position, and why should the baby sit in it?
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.
- What are the benefits of choosing a baby carrier in mesh?
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.
- What does it mean that your baby carriers are certified according to OEKO-TEX Standard 100, Class 1 for baby products?
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.
- Are your baby carriers machine washable?
Absolutely, all of our baby carriers are machine washable—but they should not be tumble dried.
- Is an extra infant insert required for your baby carriers?
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 newborns. Please watch our video tutorials if you feel uncertain about what to do.
- Why is a wide-leg position important?
As your baby grows, the wide-leg position offers better pressure relief and weight distribution.
- Is there any risk of “crotch dangling” in your baby carriers?
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.
- Why is neck support so important?
A newborn 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.
- Why is switching babywearing positions such a good idea?
Switching babywearing positions may be more comfortable for you when you carry. You can read more about ergonomics and babywearing here.
- When can I start carrying my baby in the facing-out position?
Most babies are capable of holding their head upright unaided around the age of five months 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.
- I easily get back pain, so which baby carrier should I choose?
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 Free has padded shoulder straps and padded back support to 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.
- Is it safe to carry on your back?
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.
- My partner and I are very different in size—can we use the same baby carrier?
Yes, our baby carriers can be adapted to most body shapes.
- How should I dress my baby in the baby carrier?
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.