Docent Ragnar Olegård
Since the 1970s, the importance of early eye contact and close body contact between parents and their newborns has been demonstrated in several studies. Both parents develop a close sense of belonging with their little child that is beneficial to the child's development and to the family's feeling of togetherness. Today this is generally accepted and considered especially important during the first 4 - 6 months.
As early as the 1970s, BabyBjörn introduced a baby carrier that made it possible for parents to carry their child close to their body and face, in a position that was comfortable for the child. The correct carrying position is when the top of the child's head is just below the chin of the person carrying him/her. When the child has sufficient muscle control over his/her back and head, you can alternate between carrying baby turned inwards (face to face) and facing outwards (the child's back against the parent's stomach). The older the child is, the more curious about what's going on around him/her. You can switch positions and still have close physical contact.
From the very beginning, BABYBJÖRN Baby Carriers have been developed in close collaboration with pediatricians specialized in the development of newborns and small children. Today, BabyBjörn has four different carriers. BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Active and BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Synergy both give ergonomically correct back support to the person wearing the carrier. BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Air was developed as a lighter, cooler alternative, with a specially designed mesh fabric that breathes and efficiently leads moisture and heat away from the body.
BABYBJÖRN Baby Carriers are practical, ergonomically correct and satisfy baby's need for close contact, security and stimulation.
Ragnar Olegård, PhD and Associate Professor
Former head of the pediatric clinic in Mölndal, former head of neonatal care at Queen Silvia's Hospital for children and youth at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg