Beco Baby Carrier, Beco Butterfly IIProduct Rating: Product Review (submitted on April 12, 2012):
I got this carrier for my newborn daughter and she absolutely loves it - she will sleep or just hang out comfortably in it all day as I wear her around the house and out for walks. We have used it for at least a couple of hours every day for the past 2 months.
- Because of the fabric between the baby and the wearer's chest, I can carefully transfer the carrier to my husband (or vice versa) without taking our baby out of it. We've been able to do it without even waking her up.
-Newborn insert is included and does not cost extra.
-Very comfortable for baby and parents
-Not too bulky, folds down small.
-I have not figured out how to nurse without taking the carrier off. There is a video describing how, but I find it tricky.
-It does take a minute to get on; my husband and I can both easily put it on without help but we have been laying the baby in the carrier first as demonstrated in the instructions, then picking her and the carrier up together. I tried putting the carrier on first, then putting the baby in, and it did not go well. So, it's not super easy to pop her in and out. Once she is big enough to stop using the newborn insert this will be easier.
Overall we are really happy with this buy and will get tons of use out of this carrier especially for longer periods of wear and long walks and days out. I am considering buying a second carrier (like a ring sling) for really quick outings - like taking the dogs out or running little errands - because it would be nice to be able to take her in and out a bit faster. But maybe I'll get good enough with this one that I'll just stick with it.