That's good to know! I am looking for a carrier for my next bub - have made do with the bjorn so far but I will be working this time so need something easy in the back and suitable for long term use.
One of my employees works all day with her one year old in an ergo :-)
I'd definitely recommend the Beco Gemini for you. It has all the comfort features of the Ergo but if you do want to face bub out you can narrow the seat with a few studs. This has ergonomic disadvantages for bub but not for you (except for shifting bub's centre of gravity forward). I have an Ergo and love it, but if you want more options and a much more attractive carrier imo, then the Beco Gemini gives you that
Thanks all for so much input! I spent a long time researching carriers before bubs was even born. I wish there were more places to try them for a few days before buying. It's so hard to know. It does sound like the beco will be good for us. I just know that if he can't face out it will not be money well spent. We've tried back carry with the sleepy wrap and he's still extremely wriggly trying to see all over. Is there just one variety or beco gemini, anything I should know before buying?
Sorry, me again. Have been doing my research on both ergo and beco. Am thinking beco, but am not sure if husband will be able to use it too. He's 6ft 2 and fairly broad shouldered. Can anyone comment on this? Thanks
THe pikkolo can also be FFO by the drawstring that narrows the crotch. I found the width was still wider than a bjorn and was able to FFO my 12month old in an airport.
For our nextone I would be interested in trying an ergo, beco or manduca. Not sure if they would be more comfortable. I did find the back carry a bit uncomfortable for long periods when DS was 12mo but I didn't do it often. They have also made some modifications since I bought mine. I also didn't have the support belt then, I do now
I can't speak from experience because we haven't used it yet, but the Beco fit my 6'1 hubby fine when he tried it. I don't think there would be a problem with it being too small, I'd only heard that the waistband on the ergo couldn't adjust down far enough for petite people, and that it was long in the torso.
I'm sure someone will be able to give you more insight.
Just wanted to say thank you for all the assistance. We ended up getting a beco gemini and are very happy with it. :-)
Does anyone know if the beco Gemini has a strap that goes across the upper back, joining the two shoulder straps? I can't tell in photos! What about the Manduca? And just to clarify, the beco will allow forward facing, but not the Ergo or the Manduca?
So many questions!!
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