If you’ve read about my recent travel to Spain you’ve probably heard me gush about my new Beco Baby Carrier
. I was so happy to receive my carrier made of organic material just in time to use on my trip.
If you’re not familiar with the Beco Baby Carrier, it’s a backpack style carrier which allows you to carry a newborn up to a 45lb toddler on your front or back.
Designed by a babywearing parent, active sailor and rock climber, Gabby Caperon. Beco combines perfect ergonomics, excellent weight distribution and stylish design from top quality fabrics. Each carrier is handmade by a skilled seamstress in facilities which apply high social and economical standards. Sustainability and minimal impact of our production on the environment is important to us. We strive to provide the best quality, safe products and friendly customer service.
Reading the Beco story, designer and owner Gabby Caperon, produced the first Beco from her home as an at home mom. She needed a more comfortable carrier to carry her growing baby and researched traditional baby carrying from other cultures. She sewed her first Mei Tei and when she needed something a bit more sturdier she looked towards the innovation of a backpack. I love it! Brilliant mom’s creating with passion and love!
I’m so glad Gabby is sharing this product with the world because it was so useful on my trip. I used it in the airport, buses, trains, touring, to market, and especially as a safe haven for my child as he slept on me.
One of my absolute favorite things about baby carrying is the closeness that it brings to your child. Feeling their every breath, touch and movement is a constant reminder that my joy and my place in life, at this moment, is to be their mami.
I used my carrier to carry my toddler mostly on my back, however, I would rotate him to the front to sleep or sit in my lap on public transportation.
The Beco was really amazing on long train rides, as I knew my toddler was sleepy but… he’s rambunctious! The Beco kept him strapped onto me where we chatted, talked, sang and slept! It was great
Before I go on, I do want to make it clear that the Beco Baby Carrier was given to me. This review is unedited and based solely on my opinion.
The Beco Baby Carrier was also comfortable and easy to use. The straps are padded and easy to adjust. You can pull them down and tighten the strap. The bottom support pad and strap kept his weight distributed evenly and I could carry him for quite a long time. Below is one of many instructional videos.
This is my first backpack carrier and I am enjoying it! Before I had this carrier, I carried Zekie in a moby wrap as a newborn and moved to a Baby Bjorn that was given to me as a baby shower gift. He was already used to be carried by mami, but what I found so enjoyable is that he enjoyed riding on my back. “Up high!” “Up high!” Zekie would yell… so cute!!
Here’s a fun video of us at the very top of an ancient castle in Granada, Spain. Carrying Zekie on my back allowed me to take him places that I would have been way to scared of before. I had no fear of him climbing or playing around near dangerous places and we enjoyed a special time together.
I also enjoyed that I was able to carry my older son in it. He enjoyed it as well!
After this trip, I told my husband as long as each of the boys could be in a carrier, I was no longer fearful to visit the Grand Canyon! Maybe a future vaca is in order
The people of Beco were gracious enough to give my sister a Beco as well. Anyone that reads my blog knows that my family and I are very close. So it was so much fun being able to carry our babies together. Ezra was five months at the time and enjoyed the closeness of sleeping on his mama.
The only thing that was difficult for my sister is that Ezra does enjoy being carried facing out. Unfortunately, the Beco does not allow the baby to face out. Maybe a feature they could add in the future?
Since coming home, I’ve had opportunities of using it at the farmers market, while gardening, at the pool, on walks, at a wedding and other everyday routines and events we’ve attended. really it’s been my secret weapon to keeping a toddler from hitting the high road! As my hubby and I are praying about bambino number 3, it makes me even more excited to think about carrying him/her in the Beco!
As you can tell, I really enjoyed this product and do recommend it to anyone. It’s easy, comfortable, organic, and the patterns are ADORABLE!! So now is the really exciting part!!!
Beco has agreed to giveaway one Beco Baby Carrier with the super cute panther pattern to one of my readers!! I enjoy this pattern as it works well with men. Yes, they do enjoy carrying their children as well
The Beco Baby Carrier Giveaway!!
How cute is that print! So here’s what you have to do to win!!
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