There are many ways to transport a baby these days - from baby slings to strollers and clever travel solutions. One baby carrier that has stood the test of time is the Baby Bjorn – a Swedish-designed, hands-free baby carrier that has been used for toting tots since 1973. The Baby Bjorn company has continued to move with the times by releasing a range of baby products made from organically-grown cotton.
Over the years, Baby Bjorn has released various models and textile designs with pastel colors being particularly popular in the late '80s (naturally). The new Baby Bjorn organic range features the original carrier, the active carrier and the babysitter balance. The organic cotton fabric meets the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) that regulates chemical use in the manufacturing process and does not contain any hazardous materials.
The classic baby carrier original allows you to carry your child close to you, while leaving your hands free. It provides safe support for your child’s back and head and, as your child gets older and stronger, the head support can be folded down allowing you to carry your child in a forward-facing position. It is suitable for use from newborn (minimum 8lbs/3.5kg and 21 inches/53cm) to about 25lbs (11kg) and is machine washable.
The active carrier features broad, padded shoulder straps and good support for your baby’s back, head and neck. Like the original carrier, you can face your child outwards as they become older. It can be used for children up to 26lbs (12kg).
The babysitter balance can be used in three positions - for sleep, rest and play. It is suitable from newborn to about two years or about 28lbs (13kg) and is also warm and machine washable. The reversible fabric gives you the choice of four colors.
The active carrier retails for US$149.95, the original carrier for US$89.95 and the babysitter for US$199.95. See Baby Bjorn for a list of U.S. retailers.
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