4.20.2007

three cheers for baby bjorn!!!

I'm on my fourth child, and yet I'm constantly asking other moms which baby things work for them. In the past, Brian and I would often choose the "chiper chicken" when it came to baby products. For example, when we were pregnant with Nicholas we bought the "snuggli" baby carrier because it was cheaper (currently around $35.00) and I thought it couldn't be that different from the others. I never really liked it though because it hurt my back and just as soon as Nic would fall asleep in it, he would wake up because it was so cumbersome to get him out of it. This pregnancy, I started noticing that most people who actually use a baby carrier use the Bjorn. I was chatting about this to a friend and she offered hers to us. I didn't believe I would like it or find it comfortable, but I must say I'm a believer now. For sale for $79.99 and up at Target, it would be well worth the money-- at least to this busy mama.

Tonight is the second night that I've had to put the children to bed without Brian since Elliot was born. The bjorn has saved me each time. I simply strap it on, slide Elliot in and off we go. Tonight, the kids and I cleaned the kitchen, played a few great rounds of hide and seek, and got ready for bed all while my littlest one slept in the carrier. And I don't need advil for back pain either... I'm pretty impressed.

5 comments:

keri said...

love the bjorn. i borrowed one as well and thought it worked great. what are the last 2 images?

Angie Davis said...

so glad to hear you like it (and that it makes your life a little "easier". i bought a barely used one on ebay for $25!

jess said...

love the "father of the bride" reference there ;) i didn't get a bjorn until grayson and loved it.
i'm the same, though, things change so much even if you are on your 4th, it pays to ask around!

Laura Herrmann said...

Audrey lived in the Bjorn for nine months. She WASN'T going to do that baby in the carrier thing. No sir. She was NOT about hanging out in the stroller! Because she needed to be upright for her acid reflux, it was the only way I could get anything done without a crying baby and often the only way she could sleep! I wore her to clean the house, shop, eat...etc. Three cheers for Bjorn!

terriblespeller said...

Same exact thing happened in our camp. I tried to cheaper ones and finally on the 3rd kid I got the bjorn