Posts Tagged ‘Beco Baby Carrier’

Selecting a Soft Structured Babycarrier

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

20 month old Izzy in the BobaAIR

Babywearing has been around for centuries and spans across many different cultures. However there wasn’t always such a wide variety of babycarriers available. These days there are sooo many babycarriers on the market, it can be difficult for parents to select a carrier. Additionally babycarriers range significantly in price thus adding to the confusion! Parents might wonder if a higher priced carrier is actually worth the cost. They may question if they are simply paying for the “brandname” by selecting a more expensive product.

While soft structured carriers might all look alike at first glance, there is often a BIG difference in the design! The design of a carrier is a KEY feature impacting the comfort and support a babycarrier provides. You want to be sure to select a carrier that is designed to properly support both you and baby.

There are many soft structured carriers such as the ERGObaby Carrier or the Beco Baby Carrier that effectively support baby’s hips and spine. These baby carriers also distribute baby’s weight evenly across a caregiver’s body thus offering maximum comfort for both baby and caregiver. Keep in mind that babywearing should NOT hurt your back or shoulders!! If it does, your carrier is likely either 1)  not well designed or 2) not adjusted properly.

The benefits of babywearing are plentiful which means a babycarrier is something you are likely to use on a daily basis with your baby. Therefore it really is worthwhile to invest in a high quality babycarrier! Here is some basic criteria to consider:

  1. What position is baby in when carrier is in use? (note: Baby should NOT be “dangling” from their hips). When you look at pictures of babywearing through the ages, select a carrier that emulates similar positioning. There is a reason these types of carriers have been around for centuries…they are aligned with baby’s natural position and subsequent development.
  2. Are the straps comfortable and easy to adjust?
  3. Are my back and shoulders comfortable while wearing baby, even for prolonged periods of time?
  4. Is it relatively easy to get baby in and out of carrier?

Now, I know you might be thinking, but I have to purchase a babycarrier to know the answers to the above questions! While researching available options will definitely aid in the selection process, you might feel the need/desire to actually try a carrier before committing yourself to a babycarrier. Here are a few ideas to consider:

  • Borrow a carrier from a friend to experiment with before purchasing your own.
  • Check out Babywearing International for a local BWI chapter in your area. Often these groups have a lending library of babycarriers available to members. This is an awesome way to “try before you buy”!
  • See if a local baby boutique in your area might offer a babywearing 101 class where you can get lots of great info, ask questions, and even try out different carriers.
  • Buy from a store that has excellent customer service and a reasonable return/exchange policy.

Happy Babywearing All!


12,000 Fan Giveaway | 1,200 Blog Fan Giveaway

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

We are so appreciative of all our fans – and we are almost to some really BIG numbers on our Facebook page and following this Blog.

To say THANK YOU when we reach 12,000 Facebook fans AND 1,200 Google Connect Blog followers we are going to give away a Butterfly II Beco Baby Carrier!! Giveaway is NOT sponsored by Beco – this is strictly an MMB giveaway.

Beco Butterfly II - Duke

Beco Butterfly II - Duke


In order to enter you must complete all 3 steps. Please leave one comment on this BLOG when you completed the steps with your email address in this format – “name at host dot com” to avoid spam, but make our ability to contact/find you easier! Please leave only one comment with this entry. You may use the EXTRA ENTRY comment as many times as you qualify.

NOTE: Comments are moderated, so it may take a little while for your comments to appear. 🙂

  1. Go to Mom’s Milk Boutique’s Facebook page and leave a comment there with 1 reason why you babywear!
  2. Use Google Friend Connect and follow us on the blog (lower right hand side “Natural Mama”).
  3. Go to Beco Baby Carriers on Facebook and leave a comment on their page telling them at MMB sent you!

EXTRA (OPTIONAL) ENTRIES – post each as a SEPARATE comment:

  1. ANY orders you make at Mom’s Milk Boutique between 5.1.11 thru when we hit our needed # of fans comment on the blog with your order #.
  2. Start a thread or comment about this Beco Baby Carrier giveaway on any chat room! Post the url of your comment below.
  3. Start a new discussion or respond to a current discussion on our Facebook Discussions tab post the link here.
  4. Become a fan of on Facebook and tell them MMB sent you! (and post that you did it here)
  5. Share this blog giveaway link in two different places – a blog, forum, Twitter or Facebook are all acceptable, but must do two different places (cannot do both on FB or both on Twitter, etc.) then comment with two links to where you left them. Use the hashtag #babywearing.

Winner will be selected randomly when we reach 12,000 fans on FB AND 1,200 Google Connect followers here and must have completed all 3 entry steps. If all 3 steps were not completed, another winner will be chosen. Contest open to residents of USA and Canada (Canadian residents responsible for shipping cost). Contest void where prohibited by law. Carrier print will be chosen by MMB.

ENTRIES CLOSED – YEAH FOR 12,000 FB Fans and 1,200 Blog Followers!! Winner is Jenn (jpage at westmont) – you have until 11:59 pm on 6/8/11  to contact to claim your BECO or a new winner will be chosen. Congratulations!