This carrier is a must!! I used the beco Gemini for my toddler from newborn until now... our little girl was so used to the carrier, having the toddler version is so convenient. We find easier to run quick errands while maneuvering in and out of crowds of people, the grocery store, events, etc. We do a lot of trail hikes and zoo trips even having a stroller our daughter sometimes prefers to be carried. Carrying a toddler is NO JOKE! This carrier makes everything so much easier and keeps everyone happy. BECO carriers are so versatile with the different carry positions, built-in pockets and the little “head stay” hoods. Love! Love! Love!
This has made life easier. First, it’s comfortable for my son. Nice padding all around. Second, I can get more done when I’m nursing (time saver).
The only thing I’m not truly crazy about is the hood’s elastic loop that you slide into the hook to secure. The elastic can snap if not careful and possibly hurt child’s face. Had a close call the first time. Other than that, I love the color/pattern, it’s super comfortable for both of us and has allowed me to get things done faster (more nursing when teething, etc...) compared to not having it. I love Beco! Great carriers all around!
There were two things I was worried about and both of them were no problem at all. The first was that my son wouldn’t be big enough. He had started to be uncomfortable for me to carry in my Gemini and he was also not as comfortable as he used to be. I have carried him and his two sisters until this age. But he is the first I had ventured into back carrying. I was worried he was going to be tall enough. This was not the case. He fits perfectly and enjoys himself in it. It has renewed his enjoyment in being carried. We go on lots of adventures. I didn’t think it was fair to my older two to stop the adventures because little brother couldn’t keep up. But, it also isn’t fair to leave little brother with a baby sitter for adventures either. So I carry him. I also plan to carry him longer and this carrier has insured that to be possible. Also the second thing I was worried about is online it said it had thicker straps and was a bigger waist belt. I am a little person so I was concerned it would be too big for me. But the carrier is about the same as my Gemini but just a little thicker and I think I prefer the straps of the toddler.
I am very happy with my purchase.