BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Outdoors provided complimentary carriers for this review. We’re sharing our honest opinions with you.
Getting out and exploring the great outdoors is one of the best family adventures you can have. Whether it’s a neighborhood green space or national park, join us on May 21st for National Kids to Parks Day.
Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide effort, hosted by the National Park Trust, inviting you to play, discover, and explore local, state, national parks, and public lands. Learn more about the event and register for Kids to Parks day at kidstoparks.org .
This year BabyBjörn has partnered with the National Park Trust to promote the event. They have asked us to review their new Baby Carrier One Outdoors. This carrier is the perfect hiking baby carrier for getting out on Kids to Parks Day. It’s designed for families who love adventure and outdoor activities. The carrier is very versatile and ideal for children up to age 3.
Our children are well past the baby/toddler stage, so we asked a good friend, Honey Rowland from Honey’s Life, to review this carrier and share her thoughts with you. Here is her take on the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Outdoors.
As a momma that wore her babies, I found carrying my little niece was just as fun. Only I don’t have to deal with mastitis, sore nipples or paying for all the baby gear! So it was pretty fun to be asked if I’d like to review Baby Bjorn’s Baby Carrier One by Nicky.
Rainy days kept Bean and I from being able to hike. But on the first sunny day, I drove over to take a walk with her through the neighborhood. I’d been practicing with the snaps and found with practice I could snap them together one handed. As I slid her in into a front carry position where she faced me I felt pretty comfortable with her weight and mine.
I loved the teal color of the BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Outdoors, that it didn’t smell like it was off-gassing, and that it had both a newborn and toddler setup. It all came wrapped in a black bag which could be used when not hiking to keep the One clean and protected in your camping gear. I thought the attachments for hanging your keys and the wee pocket was nice. It would hold an extra pacifier, a debit card and license and some chapstick.
I liked how much padding was in the lumbar belt and on my shoulders too. It’s thick and spaced wide enough for excellent support. The BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One Outdoors is made to pull on over your head like a shirt verses first attaching to your waist like others I’ve used. The One’s chest strap was hard for me as it didn’t let me snap it (this is a feature for when you’re wearing your baby on your back it helps to have that back setup in place) but I loved that it had a larger range of up and down motion to give a more comfortable and secure fit once on. It did knock my glasses about, but so would a sweater or shirt if I was pulling one on with my glasses. This is easily fixed by not being a goober and removing them before putting on the carrier.
Being plus sized (size 18) I found it impossible to put Bean on my back on my own. I needed help as there was no way I was pulling my arms through and under. I thought it would also be difficult for a breastfeeding mother as the additional cloth doesn’t allow easy access and baby must be completely removed. I do think this would be great for tall, bottle fed babes and toddlers. I also think it would be great for a long torso caregiver but not plus sized parent.
If you see an Auntie sporting a little Bean in a snazzy teal One holler over and say hi as it might be me! I hope to see you out in the woods too. Don’t forget your sunblock!
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