A couple thoughts on a couple previous posts:
Man friendly- Definitely the ergo. My husband, who won't touch the Moby (I think the wrapping scares him), loves the ergo. He's used it a ton- both front carry and back.
Differences between Ergo and Becko- I *just* got a Becko at a consignment sale. They're the same in regards to essential function- the both offer front and back carry, where the weight is centered around your hips, not your back. The biggest difference is that w/ the Ergo there is nothing between you and your baby (unless you're using the newborn insert). With the becko, there is a layer between you and your baby. The becko I have has a built-in, removeable (doesn't that make sense?) infant instert. The ergo's infant insert is sold separately. And then there's the fabric. Beckos, in my opinoin, are a little more "pretty" and have those pretty fabric choices. The Ergo, with it's rugged cotton canvas-like fabric is a little more utilitarian, but they do have that zippered front pocket, which I have found to be hugely useful.
I have a moby, a ring sling, a pouch-ring sling hybrid, an ergo, and now a becko. I love them. They all serve their functions. Like many others posted, I use my moby the most in the newborn phase. I used it with my beefy little one until he was about 20 lbs, and honestly, the moby saved my first-time-mom sanity. My son HATED his carseat, and after going on any errand in the car he'd be SOOO mad, it would take him forever to calm down, so I never wanted to go anywhere. Once I discovered the Moby, I knew that I could go anywhere, and that as soon as we got there I could pop him in and he'd be happy. From then on I became a mobile mama! It was SUCH a releif. And then I added the ergo and the pouch/sling hybrid, and I was addicted! W/ dd i got a pretty ring sling, and now in prep for #3 I've got the Becko. My husband thinks I have a problem! :)
ETA: Since I posted this, I've got some new perspective on the Ergo Vs. Becko and DH input. He's relatively tall (just over 6 ft), broad-shouldered. While he likes using the ergo, it does ride up for him a bit in the back, and it takes some adjusting to get a good fit- for both front and back carryies. He just tried out the becko w/ our 19 month old, and he REALLY like how it fits- it was much more natural for him to get her into it, get it adjusted, and he said it was MUCH more comfortable. I think he's going to choose the the Becko from here on out.
Edited by learnlovebe - 4/6/11 at 3:41pm