If you’ve followed along with me for a while you know that there are certain things we love doing as a family – one of the biggest is traveling and exploring the outdoors. With one kid it became a little more difficult, but totally do-able. We took lots of hikes and explored parks all around Atlanta. We haven’t traveled yet as a family of 4 (since our youngest isn’t even 3 weeks yet) but are already anticipating our first trips – we will most likely travel to Savannah for a weekend at some point in March or April and have a trip to Disney World for a whole week booked in April for Maddie Grace’s big second birthday celebration so we are making sure now that we are prepared for the trip! We have already gone on a couple of very short hikes (if you can even call them that) as a family of 4, and look forward to doing many more when it gets a little bit warmer here. Today I’m highlighting some BabyBjörn products that are going to be huge for getting out of the house with 2 little ones in tow.
BabyBjörn is known for their baby carriers. And the Baby Carrier One is the creme de la creme of baby carriers. This was developed by BabyBjörn alongside paediatricians to be both comfortable and ergonomic for baby to support baby for wearing longer periods of time, making it perfect for long walks or wearing to events around town.
The Baby Carrier One can be used for babies 8 pounds to 33 pounds giving it a huge age range – you can use it with newborns without having to purchase an extra insert. It’s comfortable to strap on and wear, and Maddie Grace loved riding on daddy’s back in it for a quick hike and so far I’ve only worn Tripp around the house for short periods in it but he enjoys it as well. There are four different carrying positions that can be used with the carrier – front facing you as a newborn, front facing you as a baby, front facing out, or back carry. This carrier has a ton of different options and straps to make it as comfortable as possible but can be a bit confusing – I found this video by BabyBjörn to be really helpful in making sure I was getting the most out of the Baby Carrier One.
The new denim color of this carrier is fun and something different than other carriers on the market. This carrier is a must for any mom or dad who wants to be able to take baby on trails that strollers can’t handle or just want the ease of not having to push the stroller. It’s also a must have for any mom who would like to be able to do daily activities hands free, something that particularly comes in handy when you have more than one kid. It stays cool and comfortable for me and both the kids seem to like being worn in it.
Any parent who has traveled with a young child and attempted to take any type of pack n play or travel crib knows the dilemma – too heavy, too difficult to put together, and just not worth it. BabyBjörn is on a mission to change this with the Travel Crib Light. This travel crib weighs an astonishing 13 pounds. It’s also incredibly easy to set up. The legs unfold automatically so the mattress just needs to be placed in it. It’s also easy to undo the legs and fold back up and into the carrying bag. The sides of the crib are made from a soft mesh so that baby can breath easily and parents can check in and see baby. The crib fabric is washable and it is a very durable crib which is important for traveling.
The BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light features a very comfortable mattress perfect for when you’re away from home, or even if you just need an extra crib at home (I find it helpful to keep this set up downstairs so that we do have an extra sleeping space and I don’t have to go upstairs to put baby down). It’s designed for children 0-3 years old so when we travel Maddie Grace can sleep in it as Tripp will still be in a bassinet or a travel bed in our bed.
I love that the BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light comes in this pretty teal color in addition to pink, black and silver.
Have you tried either of these BabyBjörn products? Or know of something else that would help a mama get out and about? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!