By following the (seriously-easy-to-read) instructions provided with the carrier, I had no problems placing my newborn son in the carrier facing inward and securing him inside (but note: if he was asleep when trying to put in the carrier, this movement of placement always woke him up.) The wearer can make fit adjustments before the baby is placed in the carrier and after to vary the pressure points. A major bonus is the fabulous lumbar/back support – the ergonomic waist belt is a new and unique design to the Carrier Miracle.
The BABYBJORN Carrier Miracle is designed to suit children from 8 lbs (3.5 kg) and 21 inches long (53 cm) all the way up to approximately 15 months of age. Our son was born at over eight pounds and exactly 21 inches, so we were able to use this carrier right from the get go. While we only tested this product facing-inward as suited for a newborn, older children can face forward. The Miracle was designed in collaboration with leading pediatricians in three countries (you can read what they say about the product here.)
From a design stand-point, I really loved the simplicity and clean lines of the BABYBJORN Carrier Miracle knobs (just pinch and click into place...)
.... and the side latches (just slide and hook into the slot....)
Overall thoughts: Based on our testing parameters (see top of post), the BABYBJORN Carrier Miracle was fantastic. It's not cheap ($200 and under, depending on the model & retailer) but will likely get a lot of wear in a baby's first fifteen months of life. It can only be used until a child is 26.5 pounds, so parents of larger kids (I'm talking to myself here) may only be able to use it for less than that. It cannot be worn on the back, as parents of older children may like, but we found it to be great for inward-facing, newborn-appropriate carrying. In the updated version, I'd love to see the addition of a pocket of some sort (who doesn't need to carry keys and some cash?) but the current Miracle is truly a comfortable carrier. We'll continue to use it all the time.
Check out this company video for more information on the product – especially if your child is old enough to face-forward.
Disclosure: BabyBjorn provided me with a Miracle Carrier for this review (LEVEL 1). I was not compensated for this post and, as always, opinions are my own. Read my full product review policy and disclosure here.
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