Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bjorn Free!


You can clearly see that we've broken out the Baby Bjorn and tried it out. First reaction: it's pretty awesome! Mommy was able to use it to carry Kaylani around and still get some stuff done. Plus, it makes for some pretty cool pictures!

I got my first experience with the Baby Bjorn when we went to the supermarket. First of all, this thing is not as easy to put on as it may seem. There are crossing straps, and buckles, and they all have to be undone to put it on (unless you slip it on over your head...but I'm just not that flexible). Well it was pretty cold out, so instead of fussing with the Baby Bjorn in a parking lot, I decided I'll put it on at home first. So yes, I put on the Baby Bjorn, put a jacket over it, and hopped in the car.

Driving around with a Baby Bjorn on is kind of an odd experience. It reminds me of my childhood when you could see people driving with their babies on their lap, or nowadays when people drive with their dog on their lap. Sure it's a bit different since I didn't actually have anything in my Baby Bjorn, but that's what I felt like.

Either way, I'm not complaining about putting it on at home. I think it was by far the most convenient way to handle the cold. I had Kaylani out of her car seat and into the Baby Bjorn within seconds, and then zipped my coat around her as we headed into the store. If I chose to look normal instead of looking ridiculous, I would have had to stand outside the car fussing with it for a good 2-3 minutes. That's valuable time when it's cold out!

Anyways, I'm kind of excited to use it again, although I do lean forward every few minutes to make sure she can breathe. Every time I look down she looks like her nose is flattened against my chest (which it is). How could she possible breathe well? Forget that, how could she sleep under those conditions? Well whatever Baby Bjorn's tricks are, they work, and that's all I can say.

And if you'd like, check out a few more pictures of Kaylani in the Baby Bjorn, as well as some others with her friend Sofie!

8 comments:

Jeph said...

I love the Bjorn! I used it all the time with Connor and I can't wait to start using it again with Zoƫ. I got so good at getting it all adjusted that I just started wearing the back strap under my coat. That way, when I get out of the car, I just strap the front part on, throw Connor in and strap him in. Done in two seconds.

Plus, walking around with the back strap on under my coat always felt like I had a gun holster on...so badass.

JonnyTam13 said...

Hmmm, wearing just the back strap seems to make a ton of sense now that you mention it. Which is totally what I did too. Yeah...I didn't have the entire thing on in the car. Just the back strap...

Jay Ramirez said...

Does she have to take Motrin after carrying the baby around?

JonnyTam13 said...

No, but carrying her around does make her feel like she's an official mom.

Ashley said...

Two comments: yes the bjorn rocks..but careful- it is flamable. I use to cook dinner with Cole in his bjorn and well let's say he was never harmed in any way, but it scared the bejesus out fo me. 2nd comment: you're not going all Britney Spears on us are you? Wearing the bjorn to drive? the baby is in a car seat right? Just wait until she can hold her head up and you can turn her to face outside in the bjorn. It only gets better..

JonnyTam13 said...

Thanks for the tip! Definitely good to know that it's flammable.

As for the Britney comment, Kaylani wasn't IN the Bjorn while I was driving. Granted having her not in it doesn't make it any less weird I guess...

Mr. Sherman said...

Maybe she isn't sleeping in the bjorn, but is passed out from smelling you.

JonnyTam13 said...

Hey, when you're working off a reduced amount of sleep, it doesn't matter what works as long as it works.