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10/04/2013 at 16:20
So not to derail lindtbunnys thread, what do you reckon to the beco? It's in my lust lost along with a connecta and ergo
10/04/2013 at 16:35
Love it so far. Are you able to get to a sling library to try it out?
What happened is that I went along to the Library fully expecting to try a Connecta or Ergo. We put on a buckle sling (can't remember what it actually was) which had A facing me and I've never heard him scream so loud. I carried him around in my arms to comfort him; his favourite position for this is with his back to me, sitting upright. The lady mentioned that the Beco Gemini was the only buckle sling she had which would allow him to face outwards, so I gave that a go and he really liked it, so I've borrowed it for two weeks, carrying him home in it facing outwards. Once home we've been experimenting and he'll now allow me to put him in the Beco facing me, which is better for his spine.
It's miles easier to put on than the Moby, and really easy to tighten it to fit. I've only used it for front carries due to his size but when bigger it is possible to do hip and back carries. Plus it is comfy for me.
I'm bidding on one on eBay now as the one I'm using has to go back to the Library next week.
10/04/2013 at 16:43
So it can be used facing in out and on the back? Presume that's better long term then. My close caboo I can't see lasting long. H won't even entertain it as its too 'fiddly'
10/04/2013 at 16:56
Yeah, it can be used:
Front carry facing parent
Front carry facing out
so 4 positions altogether.
The sling lady said it would last 12-18mo and after that we'd probably need to look at something else, like maybe a Toddler Connecta. Interesting to hear that about the Close, I nearly bought one before going to the library.
10/04/2013 at 17:01
I like it but H won't bother as he would prefer something he can click and go. Is the beco like that?
10/04/2013 at 17:21
Hmm, not sure. You click a strap on round your waist. Then hold baby to you, bring carrier up so it's over baby's body. Put one strap over shoulder, then use other hand to click it in. Same with other strap. Then tighten as necessary and go. Takes me less than half a minute.
10/04/2013 at 17:23
Sounds a Bit easier than manoeuvring and tightening the caboo. It's no bother to me but the simpler the better for H
10/04/2013 at 17:25
I'd get him to try it on if possible then. Or he might like one of the 'backpack'-style ones, apparently they are more popular with men. Although I watched a lady try one while I was in the Library and it seemed to take longer than the Beco! - although was less 'fiddly'.
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