BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One – The One and Only

Posted by Alison on Tuesday Aug 27, 2013 Under Baby presents, Baby Travel, Newborn

Baby_Bjorn_One_CarrierAt 2 months old, it was time for Baby to go to watch his Dad play soccer. Dad proudly carried Baby to the oval in the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One to introduce Baby to his soccer mates. The Baby Carrier One is the new multifunctional front and back baby carrier from BabyBjorn.

When Dad went on the field to play, I took Baby in the Baby Carrier One. Despite our large size difference, it was quick and easy for Dad and me to swap the carrier between us with a few small adjustments. To put on the Baby Carrier One, slip the straps over your head like you are putting on a jumper, then adjust the back yoke and fasten the waist belt. After loosening the shoulder straps and unbuckling the head support and safety buckle on one side, Baby can be placed in the carrier. Then simply fasten all buckles and adjust the straps.

After a few short moments of watching Dad play, Baby fell asleep. In the special newborn position, with Baby facing me, I find that he magically falls asleep. This is, of course, one of my favourite features! The Baby Carrier One has been developed with paediatricians to provide the right support for baby’s head, back and hips, so I can be reassured knowing that Baby is physically supported and comfortable. The Baby Carrier One is also the most comfortable carrier I have used with its generously padded shoulder straps and waist belt which helps to relieve pressure off my shoulders and back, so that I can carry Baby for longer periods in comfort.

While we are getting so much use out of the Baby Carrier One now, it is the one and only carrier we will need. It can be used from birth (3.5 kilograms) to 3 years (15 kilograms), which is a surprise considering how much babies grow and change in size in that time. In addition to the newborn position, the Baby Carrier One can be used to carry your 4 month + old baby inward facing (in either the normal leg or wide leg position) and outward facing, as well as carrying your 12 month + old baby on your back. The Baby Carrier One is the first BabyBjorn Carrier that allows you to carry your baby on your back. I was surprised to see that you can place your baby safely on your back on your own, by first placing your baby in the carrier on your front and then moving the baby to your back with a simple action. I can only imagine how cute Baby will look being carried on Dad’s back to his very own first game of soccer…

A very useful accessory for the Baby Carrier One is the bib, which will protect the carrier from your baby’s drips and drools, when they face outwards. It is reassuring that the carrier, which is made from certified cotton, is also machine washable in case of any spills! To find out more about the BabyBjorn Carrier One and accessories visit the BabyBjorn website.

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BabyBjorn Spoon, Plate and Soft Bib

Posted by Diana on Monday Mar 28, 2011 Under Feeding Baby

Baby is becoming a more independent eater. No longer is she content with just being spoon fed – she now attempts to feed herself. Some attempts are more successful than others and her bibs are becoming a canvas for her splatter artworks! To assist in the development of Baby’s independent eating, I’ve decided to introduce my Baby to the BabyBjorn Spoon, Plate and Soft Bib.

For Baby to review these products from the BabyBjorn Kitchen Range, I place pumpkin puree on the BabyBjorn plate first. This will be followed by serves of broccoli and spaghetti (Baby’s favourite).  I put Baby in her highchair wearing the BabyBjorn soft bib and place a BabyBjorn spoon full of pumpkin puree in Baby’s hand. Baby grips the spoon and after much gazing at the pumpkin, she swings it around and puts it in her mouth. I think she’ll need some practice developing her new found skills.

The BabyBjorn spoon is purposely designed to help little ones eat by themselves earlier. The spoon is only short, making it easier for little hands to hold the spoon and the handle of the spoon has sufficient friction to make it easy-to-grip. The bowl of the spoon is shaped to scoop food from the plate or eat soup from the BabyBjorn cup.

Of course the BabyBjorn spoon is compatible with the BabyBjorn plate – an indentation on the back of the spoon handle allows the spoon to rest on the edge of the plate without falling into the plate. It’s these small details that make this range really clever. The shape of the plate is a three leaf clover and has been thoughtfully designed to make it easy for little ones to get food onto the spoon from all directions. The plate is steady with a rubber base on the bottom to prevent it from sliding around.

So Baby takes the spoon in her hand towards the plate. After what appears to be some drumming to test the acoustics of the spoon against the plate, she scoops up some pumpkin and tastes it – giving me a smile and a scrunch of the nose. It appears Baby approves of the plate and spoon.

Baby has been comfortably wearing the BabyBjorn soft bib throughout her review of the plate and spoon. The bib is made from durable and recycleable material, featuring soft beads around the neck which are adjustable and easy to button. As with all BabyBjorn products, ergonomic design is paramount – the bib is designed to fit a little body and isn’t so long that the bib pocket gets stuck under the tray of her highchair. The catch-all pocket has managed to catch some of the broccoli and spaghetti which didn’t make it to Baby’s mouth and has kept Baby’s clothes reasonably clean in the process. Baby seemed more at ease in the BabyBjorn bib than her fabric bibs which she usually tugs on at the end of mealtime. Once baby had finished eating, I remove the bib and give it a quick rinse so it will be ready to use again.

The BabyBjorn Soft Bib, Spoon and Plate are part of the BabyBjorn Kitchen range. All materials used in the product range are recyclable and free from BPA and PVC. The range is available in Bright Red and Ocean Blue, so Baby can always be colour coordinated at the table. To find out more visit the BabyBjorn website.

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