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BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Active, Black/Red (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.2 out of 5 stars 182 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Cotton Mix
  • Imported
  • Extra back support provides comfortable support and stability when you're carrying your baby
  • The lumbar support is individually adjustable, and the back support and wide shoulder straps work together providing comfort
  • The baby carrier is simple to put on and take off without assistance and easily adjusted from the front.
  • Extra back support provides comfortable support and stability when you're carrying your baby.
  • The lumbar support is individually adjustable, and the back support and wide shoulder straps work together to provide maximum carrying comfort and relieve pressure
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Product Description

Product Description

The BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Active is our popular, all-around baby carrier. Enhanced with an adjustable back support, the Baby Carrier Active provides comfortable stability for the lower back and helps take the weight off your shoulders.

With the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Active, you can enjoy hours of comfort while keeping your hands free and your baby close. This front-positioned carrier features an enhanced lumbar support system with wide, padded shoulder straps that distribute your baby's weight evenly across your back. The adjustable sliding buckle allows you to accommodate your baby as he or she grows.

This two-piece carrier offers superior lumbar support and wide, padded shoulder straps.

(Shown here in Black/Silver and Black/Red.)

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Baby Carrier Active

At a Glance
  • Weight Requirements:
    8 - 26 pounds
  • Warranty: 2-Year Express Warranty
Ideal for:
  • Who: Parents, caregivers, and babysitters
  • What: Carrying a baby for longer periods of time
  • Where: Shopping mall, grocery store, walks
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Carrier with Enhanced Back Support
Whether you are running errands, taking a walk, or meeting up with friends, the Baby Carrier Active is the ideal carrier for the busy mom, dad, or babysitter. This versatile carrier allows you to comfortably carry heavier babies for longer periods of time while keeping your hands free for other tasks.

The carrier's lumbar support panel is specifically designed to provide maximum support for your lower back. For added comfort, the carrier features wide, padded shoulder straps that distribute baby's weight evenly over your back and shoulders.

Made of Safe, Comfortable, Non-toxic Materials
All fabrics and materials used in BABYBJÖRN Baby Carriers that come into contact with baby's skin are Öeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 certified, an international safety standard for textiles, and contain no health-hazardous substances. This means that during your baby's teething phase, you can allow your baby to nibble or suck on the fabric without worry.

Provides Pediatrician-recommended Posture Support
The innovative design of the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier allows you to safely carry your newborn facing towards you--then, once your baby has grown older and stronger, he, or she, can be carried facing outwards, so they can view their surroundings.

In both cases, the carrier's firm, adjustable head support allows babies to remain safe and secure in the carrier. Plus, the shape of the carrier positions your baby's legs in a spread-out, ergonomically-correct crouching posture that is recommended by pediatricians.

Adjustable to Growing Baby
The carrier's sliding buckle allows you to accommodate your baby as he or she grows in size. The minimum size requirement for use is 8 pounds and 21 inches and the maximum weight limit is 26 pounds. The back and shoulder straps can be easily adjusted from the front to custom fit your body for additional comfort and safety.

Innovative Two-Piece Design for Ease of Use
The unique two-piece design makes it simple for you to place your baby in the carrier unassisted. And if your baby falls asleep in the carrier, the two-piece design allows you to remove the front to lay the baby down without waking him or her up. You can also unhook one side for discreet nursing in the carrier. The strong, well-designed latches click securely and release easily with one hand.

About BABYBJÖRN: Quality, Safety, and Style
A family owned company headquartered in Sweden, BABYBJÖRN has been producing innovative childcare products since 1961. Today, BABYBJÖRN works with an international network of pediatricians to develop products that reflect its core philosophy of quality, safety, and style.

BABYBJÖRN ensures the quality of each of its products--in terms of both durability and environmental impact--by scrupulously overseeing every stage of the design and manufacturing process. Safety is also guaranteed through rigorous screening by industrial designers, testing institutes, and medical experts. This exacting attention to detail has earned BABYBJÖRN international recognition for its success in creating products that balance usability with style.

What's in the Box
One BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Active and instructions.

(Shown here in Black/Silver and Brown/Beige.)

Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 11 x 3.5 inches
Item model number026164US
Target genderUnisex
Additional product featuresAdjustable
Number of items1
StyleCotton Mix
Specification metcertified frustration-free
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #76,474 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I first purchased the original Bjorn and the weight on my shoulders was unbearable (8 pd baby). I returned it for this model with the lumbar support. There isn't much support to say the least. I still felt the weight on my shoulders after about 1 hr of wearing it. Although it wasn't as bad as the original. Overall it's great if you plan only on using it until your baby is 2-3 months. Once the baby get's too heavy you really start to compromise your back and shoulders. If you are into baby wearing then this will only last you very little and you will soon have to research other carriers.

The Good Stuff:

1. The carrier part is nice and thick and provides lots of support for the baby's back and head.

2. Easy to put on and take off without help.

The Bad Stuff:

1. Provides no back support for the person doing the carrying.

2. In order to get some back support you must tighten the lumbar very very tight to the point you can't breath!!

3. The shoulder staps are NOT sufficiently padded. The shoulder pain becomes unbearable after 1 hr for a 10 pound baby.

4. Forward facing - the fold down head support flaps back into the baby's face. You have to constantly fold it down.

5. Since the baby's legs dangle in front. You CANNOT sit comfortabley.

Bottom line - if you plan on wearing your baby for more than an hour at a time or past 2-3 months this is a complete waste of money. If you are looking to use it only on light errands and plan on transfering baby to a stroller in 2-3 months then it's ok (althought still expensive for such little use) After some extensive research and trying several carriers I ended up with the Ergo Baby Carrier. All the baby's weight is on the hips (the way nature intended!)not the shoulders. Not to mention the shoulders are very padded. And even now that my daughter is 14 months I can still carry her with no problem and no pain.
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I registered for and eventually purchased for myself the Active Carrier. I love this carrier. With a bad back, I find the lumbar support VERY helpful. I do have to tighten it up, but is far from cutting off my breathing. My little girl loves riding in it too. She usually falls asleep within minutes of me putting her in it.

If you aren't sure if you'll like it, go to babies R' us and see if they will let you try on the display model. They would at my store. LOL Throw in some heavy cans of liquid formula to see how it feels with weight. :)

Why I love this carrier:

1. I love giving my little girl kisses on her head when I am out running errands.

2. I love the attention she gets and the "oh isn't that cute" when I have her in it, while at the same time I love the distance those people keep since she's strapped to my chest (as opposed to my friend who has people leaning in on her stroller to get a closer look at the baby.) E[...]

3. I love being able to use my arms when I shop or go out.

4. I don't feel lop-sided like I do when I carry around a car carrier. (I hate seeing guys lug around infant car carriers while their wives follow behind them with the diaper bag. The baby jerks around in the carrier with each uncomfortable step his/her parent takes.)

5. I really don't have any trouble sitting or even eating when I have the carrier on with her in it.

6. The lumbar support saves my back. I have degenerative disk disease and have had two herniated disks, but with this carrier, I have not had any problems even after a day at the mall (at least 3 hours of walking around with a 12 pound baby.)

7. It really is quite soothing to my little girl as she tends to sleep the entire time unless she's hungry.

The only thing I don't like about it is that it's getting warmer outside and with the padding I get a little sweaty where the carrier sits (the small of my back and my shoulders.) :(
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I would recommend this to many couples, we have friends who are 5'7" and 6'5" and this carrier works for them as well.

Four starts: Simply cosmetic - I would like the extra strap flaps to attach/tuck neatly somewhere on carrier -the straps can tuck away - I am just a neat freak.


1. I wanted the lumbar support - and for 3 mile/1 hour walks this is fine for my shoulders, back etc.

2. I wanted a carrier that we could use when our baby hit ~8# to his now 20+ pounds - he fits well, and still really enjoys it. Our baby seems to really like the arm and leg freedom - he moves his arms and legs alot in the carrier.

3. The carrier fits my 6'0" linebacker sized husband and myself (5'7" and slim). We have to adjust the straps alot, but this takes seconds & the carrier does work for both of us.

4. This is a great option to take with for trips -save the box - the carrier shoves nicely into the box and stores on the shelf of our child's closet, or your car trunk.


1. The flap was great head support when he was tiny, now it does flip back up (bop him in the face another reviewer mentioned) since he faces forward. It is soft and harmless.

2. The carrier can get quite warm around your middle in the summer -but that could be a bonus to shed that "baby weight"

3. Took a little getting used to putting the carrier on at first (have a friend/spouse on hand first times) - it felt like putting on an octopus to a NEW mom. The side clips are really snug at first (frustrating), yet do seem to loosen slightly (or you get better at releasing them.
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