ITEM# 029018US

BabyBjorn Baby Carrier Original - Black Mesh

This item is discontinued.
Newborns require a lot of physical closeness, both day and night. The Baby Carrier Original is the perfect choice. You can put on or take off your baby carrier yourself without assistance. This is particularly useful when you are putting your baby to bed. When your baby falls asleep in the carrier, just unfasten the side buckles to open up the front part of the carrier. There’s no need to wake your baby.

Perfect for newborns

Upright position:The Baby Carrier Original can be used right from day one and it is anatomically designed to carry your growing child. The upright position keeps airways free and allows you to supervise your child’s breathing.

Free arms and legs:Legs and arms can move freely in the Baby Carrier Original, allowing your child to develop muscles, motor skills and balance.

All-important head support

Imagine if your head weighed a third of your entire body weight! That’s how it is for newborns. Newborn babies are not strong enough to hold their heads up without support for the first five months. Just like Baby Bjorn's other baby carriers, this carrier can be adjusted to provide your baby with the correct head and neck support.

Comfortable and secure in an instant

With the Baby Carrier Original, you only need to fasten a few buckles to carry your baby comfortably and securely. The color-coded buckles and safety click will ensure that you fasten the baby carrier correctly. The baby carrier can be easily adjusted for that perfect fit. Great when you and your partner want to share the load!

Outward-facing option

Baby Bjorn recommends carrying your child facing you for the first five months. Once your child’s neck, back and hips are strong enough, you can start carrying your child facing both inwards and outwards. Most babies delight in discovering the world while safely resting against your chest.

Developed with pediatricians

This product was developed in close collaboration with pediatricians. Baby Bjorn's work with leading pediatricians, midwives and child psychologists provides them with medical expertise and invaluable input that is extremely important when developing new products; no product is launched without their approval.

Safe and tested textiles

All fabrics used in this product are gentle against your baby’s skin and safe to chew or suck on. They have been tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex ® Standard 100 Class I. This means that the textiles are free from health-hazardous substances and allergens.


  • Usage age: From birth
  • Minimum weight: 8 lb/21 in (3.5 kg/53 cm)
  • Maximum weight: 24 lb/11 kg
  • Minimum age outward-facing: 5 months
  • Maximum weight outward-facing: 24 lb/11 kg
  • For children between 8-10 lb/3.5-4.5 kg, use the leg straps to tighten the leg openings.
  • Fabric: 100% polyester
Product Reviews
out of 5.0
11 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
of Reviewers
Montclair, CA
Verified Buyer
Good Product
April 26, 2019
My daughter use this item until right now. It is easy to use and safe. We are all comfortable using their products.
Kent, WA
Verified Buyer
Great Baby Carrier
July 11, 2017
Very nice and easy to use baby carrier. I continue to still use it even my baby is almost 10 months now. The strips are adjustable very easily.
New York, NY
Great, lightweight carrier
July 1, 2017
This carrier is easy and quick to put on. It feels more secure, and sturdier, than the wrap-style carriers, but is still quite lightweight. It doesn't feel bulky at all, and my baby seems very comfortable in it.
  • Lightweight, sturdy and comfortable.
Best Uses
  • Running errands
Lisa O.
Atlanta, Georgia
Verified Buyer
An Amazing Classic
June 17, 2016
This is the first version that BabyBjorn came out with and its still amazing! It's easy to use, comfortable for baby and for mom/dad to wear, and easy to get baby in and out. I highly recommend the breathable mesh for the summer months or warmer climates. It is extremely easy to get baby in and out compared to other carriers.
  • Breathable mesh
  • Lightweight carrier
  • Easy to use
  • 25lbs max
  • Front carry only
Bellingham, Washington
Not great back support
November 25, 2014
We lost our BabyBjorn miracle carrier when travelling and got this to replace it and my back was hurting after wearing my daughter for a half hour. It does the job but it's definitely not as good as the miracle.
Gilbert, AZ
This worked for my husband but not for me
September 23, 2014
I didn't find this carrier very comfortable. I tried to make adjustments in every way, but it was painful for my back to carry my son using this carrier. I had a lot more luck with the ErgoBaby carrier. However, my husband thought this was less bulky and didn't have any issues. I would definitely try this out first if you can before purchasing!
Columbus, Indiana
Non ergonomic at all!!
June 19, 2014
Never buy this product! Its bad for the spine and the hips of your baby, and your own back isn't gonna like it either! Better buy an ergonomic where your babies legs are in the M-shape!!!
  • none!!!
  • not ergonomic for your baby
  • not ergonomic for you
Bloomington, IN
Verified Buyer
Its nice but not for me
April 22, 2014
I bought this for a family vacation thinking it would be nice to carry my 3 month old instead of having to take the stroller everywhere (lots of hills and stairs). It worked alright but was difficult to put it on and get my son in by myself. My husband also had to tighten it up because I wasn't able to do it myself while holding the baby. I only used it once so maybe it would get easier with practice. My son didn't seem to complain that he was uncomfortable but it did leave some red marks on his legs like it was rubbing him. Honestly, this is probably a great carrier if you like them but after using this one once, I decided I'm not a carrier person, I'll stick with the stroller.
Howard S.
Dallas Texas
Baby Bjorn
November 18, 2013
This is a great product. We bought it for our granddaughter. She is really enjoying the freedom it give her.
Little Rock, AR
Verified Buyer
Baby Loves It!
January 14, 2012
My daughter loves being in the Bjorn, especially facing out. She sleeps comfortably in it also. I have not experienced any back discomfort but I have never attempted to wear it for 8 hours either. Perfect for our runs to the grocery store and other places. I actually have 2. One that stays in the car and one at home. Love it!
The B.
Badlwin, NY
a great carrier
December 19, 2011
The carrier is great, as the dad I am able to carry our baby with comfort (I kind of got the feeling of what is like to be with child). We enjoy the unique color too. You have to be careful with it, it's not meant for hiking, running etc...just around the house there have been times the clip for the upper body support I always keep a hand around the baby.
  • Easy to use, colors, comfort
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