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Baby Carrier Original

  • Small and easy to use
  • Can be used from 8 lbs – no insert needed
Clear
Color Gray
Material Cotton
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Small and easy to use

You can easily put on or take off the carrier yourself without assistance. This is particularly useful when you are putting your baby to bed. When your baby falls asleep in the carrier, just unfasten the side buckles to open up the front part of the carrier. There’s no need to wake your baby.

Product Description

Close to your heart since 1973

Our first baby carrier was developed back in 1973. It was designed to maximize the closeness between the child and the parent, right from birth. The Baby Carrier Original is based on the treasured classic from 1973 and over the years it has enabled millions of children and parents to enjoy that all-important closeness every single day.

Upright position

The Baby Carrier Original is anatomically designed to be used from 3,5 kg without an infant insert. The upright position keeps the airways free and allows you to supervise your small child’s breathing.  Free arms and legs Legs and arms can move freely in the carrier, allowing your child to develop muscles, motor skills and balance.

All-important head support

Imagine if your head weighed a third of your entire body weight! That’s how it is for newborns. Newborn babies are not strong enough to hold their heads up without support for the first five months. Just like our other baby carriers, this baby carrier can be adjusted to provide your baby with the correct head and neck support. The Baby Carrier Original provides you with all-important closeness and helps you to form a close bond with your newborn. You carry your baby high up on your chest and facing you, close to your heart. The warmth from your body and the familiar sound of your heart and your voice will make your baby feel calm and secure, while you learn to interpret your baby’s needs.

Comfortable and secure in an instant

With the Baby Carrier Original, you only need to fasten a few buckles to carry your baby comfortably and securely. The color-coded buckles and safety click will ensure that you fasten the baby carrier correctly. The baby carrier can be easily adjusted for that perfect fit. Great when you and your partner want to share the load!

Outward-facing option

We recommend you to carry your child facing you for the first five months. Once your child’s neck, back and hips are strong enough, you can start carrying your child facing both inwards and outwards. Most babies delight in discovering the world while safely resting against your chest.

Developed with pediatricians

This product was developed in close collaboration with pediatricians. We work with leading pediatricians, midwives and child psychologists. Their medical expertise is extremely important to us and they provide us with invaluable input when we develop new products. We never launch a product without their approval.  > About our collaboration with pediatricians

Safe and tested textiles

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

Product Specifications

Age

From birth  Min. 8 lb/21 in (3.5 kg/53 cm)
Max. 25 lb/11 kg

Note!
Minimum age outward-facing: 5 months
Maximum weight outward-facing: 25 lb/11 kg
For children between 8-10 lb/3.5-4.5 kg, use the leg straps to tighten the leg openings.

Material

All fabrics are kind to your baby’s skin and safe to taste. Free from health hazardous substances and certified according to Oeko-Tex ® Standard 100 Class I for baby products. That’s important to us!

Cotton

Fabric: 100% cotton Padding: 100% polyester

Mesh

Fabric: 100% polyester

Safety

US/Canada

The Baby Carrier Original meets the US safety standard ASTM F2236 and CPSIA 2008, Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

The General Conformity Certificate (PDF)

Worldwide

The Baby Carrier Original meets the safety standard EN13209-2:2005.

Product care

Machine wash, warm (40°C). Wash separately with a gentle, bleach-free detergent. Do not tumble dry.

Mesh

If you have a baby carrier in mesh fabric, do not iron it! A mesh baby carrier dries very rapidly thanks to the lightweight airy fabric.

Manual

Download the Owner’s Manual for the Baby Carrier Original (PDF)

Reviews

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BabyBjörnBaby Carrier Original Black • Cotton
 
4.6

(based on 585 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (412)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (148)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable (18)
  • Easy use (17)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Fun (12)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (6)

Best Uses

  • Infants (17)
  • Daily use (15)
  • Out & about (13)
  • Newborn (12)
  • Young children (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (33), Parent of two or more children (13), Working parent (7), Stay at home parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely great investment!

We bought a wrap to carry our daughter in, which was great while she was tiny, but as she got bigger she didn't like it as much and I couldn't wear her facing...Read complete review

We bought a wrap to carry our daughter in, which was great while she was tiny, but as she got bigger she didn't like it as much and I couldn't wear her facing out. My mom kindly bought us a Bjorn and it made a huge difference! My daughter likes to be up and facing out so she can see everything, and the Bjorn was exactly what we needed. I can get so much more done now and take more walks with her because it holds her in a position she likes and takes the strain off my back and arms. It's also VERY easy to clean (she puked all over it the first wear and it wiped right off with a wet washcloth). It being machine-washable is a plus! It's also easy to put on and get the hang of. Wraps take longer to get on and get right, but after 2 wears of the Bjorn, I was a pro. My husband probably loves it even more than me (he fights me to carry her, haha). It's definitely a worthwhile investment if you're needing a way to make your baby more portable!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Easy to put on

I bought this from a yard sale. I needed something easy to put on by myself. I like that I can do this without assistance. My daughter is 4 1/2 mo...Read complete review

I bought this from a yard sale. I needed something easy to put on by myself. I like that I can do this without assistance. My daughter is 4 1/2 mo & 14 lb and seems very content in it!
I just wish it was a little more supportive for my back. I can only wear it for about 1/2 hour. I also think her legs should be out wider for her hips.
But for on the go for shopping it's really good!

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5.0

A must

By 

from Brisbane, Australia

About Me First Time Parent

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to wash
  • Lightweight
  • Practical

Cons

  • No lower back support

Best Uses

  • 0-3 months

Comments about BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original Black • Cotton:

I don't know how I would have survived the first 3 months without the Bjorn!
It allowed me to eat, walk my dog, brush my teeth, rock my baby to sleep, pee (yes pee!), wash baby bottles, put on some laundry...basically all those things you can't do if your baby just wants to be held.
My daughter LOVES the Bjorn and it is by far the most useful gift we received. She's now almost 5 months and getting quite heavy so we are going to get another Bjorn which has more back support for us.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25 to 34
  • How old is your baby?:
  • 3-6 months
  • Is this product for your first or for a subsequent child?:
  • First
  • What is your gender?:
  • Female
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great for Moms AND Dads

By 

from Pittsburgh,

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Pros

  • Fun
  • Makes life easier
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Infants

    Comments about BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original Black • Cotton:

    We registered for this for our daughter. I was very specific about how the straps would go and how we would wear the carrier. I wanted something easy to use and slim. This fit both my requirements. Once we started using this, I didn't realize how KEY it was. It made outings so much easier, tasks around the house could also be done while "holding" our baby. This is one of the items I tell all parents to be about. We also used this for our son and were extremely happy with it as well! Another great product!

    • How old are you?:
    • 25 to 34
    • How old is your baby?:
    • 2-4 years
    • Is this product for your first or for a subsequent child?:
    • First
    • What is your gender?:
    • Male
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    I love this product

    By 

    from UAE

    About Me First Time Parent, Stay at Home Parent

    Pros

    • Detailed
    • Fun
    • Realistic
    • Stands on its Own

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Ages

      Comments about BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Original Black • Cotton:

      I haven't used it yet because i still hasn't delivered yet but I can't wait to use it.

      • How old are you?:
      • 25 to 34
      • How old is your baby?:
      • 0-3 months
      • Is this product for your first or for a subsequent child?:
      • First
      • What is your gender?:
      • Female
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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