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Enter to WIN One of Three Beco Baby Carriers! - Page 25post #481 of 8293/31/11 at 9:53pmMy husband and I would love to have a Beco Butterfly. I'm really paranoid about baby having flat head from sleeping on their back too much and since DH and I have some carpal tunnel we can't hold our baby too long. So he babywear our DS since DS was a few days old with traditional Mien baby carrier similar to a Mei Tai. So my ideas to encourage more men to babywear is tell them that they help to prevent flat head in their baby, relieve your arms if you have carpal tunnel like us, encourage bonding because baby is right next to you and can smell you and feels warm and secured. My DH has done laundry, play video games, and watch movies while babywearing DS on his back. Manufacturers should also create carriers that are not feminine looking.post #482 of 8293/31/11 at 9:59pm
make them a less bulky as possible and understand that a lot of men are less flexible so reaching far around their back to buckle or adjust something is harder for them than it is for a lot of womenpost #483 of 8293/31/11 at 11:05pmI would really love a new Beco, I sold my lovely scooters print when we were having financial problems. I was also having trouble wearing my son at the time so it seemed like the logical thing to do. I still have no idea what I was thinking when I sold it .
I think it would be easier to get fathers to babywear by making more "manly" looking carriers. My boyfriend never wanted to use my old Beco because he said it was girly.post #484 of 8294/1/11 at 12:29am
I think my husband would love to win the Duke Beco, so he can have a manlier-looking carrier of his own! It would be a great surprise Father's Day gift for him!
My husband and I both love wearing our daughter in our Beco Butterfly 2! We currently own the Avery pattern, which I love, but my husband only tolerates the girly look of it. He was willing to overlook the flowery pattern I had chosen simply because of the intelligent form and function of the Beco Butterfly 2. We researched carriers for months and tried on multiple styles before we finally chose the Beco Butterfly 2. It integrates well into our minimalistic lifestyle, and is perfect for hiking and backpacking!
Most men can appreciate form and function, so perhaps advertising to them in a way that highlights function in combination with the approachable look of the simple black and brown styles would be helpful in encouraging more men to use the Beco!post #485 of 8294/1/11 at 5:55am
I would love a beco! My DH ONLY babywears, no strollers here. He says babywearing is more manly than pushing a stroller and that real men babywear LOL. I think it really has to do with the carrier though if it has a male friendly colour or pattern.post #486 of 8294/1/11 at 7:59am
We would love to win a Beco!
My DH thinks that more men would babywear if more carriers showed moms and dads wearing on the packages and websites. I briefly scanned the Beco website and was sad to find only one picture of a dad wearing...post #487 of 8294/1/11 at 8:31am
I would Love to win one of these GORGEOUS carriers. My husband Loves wearing our daughter and she loves riding with DAddy- She always says, "Daddy! Backpack!" I know that my husband would much prefer wearing our daughter to carrying the baby bag! :)post #488 of 8294/1/11 at 8:57am
Oooooh! I want one!
I think b/w'ing needs to be normalized for men. We need to see more pictures! Also, I know size can be a real issue for guys. A mom in one of my meetup groups has a linebacker sized hubby who can't find any carriers that fit his broad chest, but doesn't want to bother with wrapping. Height can be a real issue too!.
Maybe beco needs to be the first to come up with an SSC specifically for men, sized for a man's build, with manly colors, and a manly name to boot! Maybe a product specifically for guys would even make it seem a bit more acceptable and commonplace, even for a macho guy.post #489 of 8294/1/11 at 9:10am
my hubby loves to wear our babies mostly out of convenience, he quickly discovered that he can play video games, or make lunch, etc with a happy baby on his back. but he also gets a whole lot of positive attention when he is babywearing which he loves :) we would be thrilled to win this super cool beco carrier!! LOVE!
InspiredMama@msn.compost #490 of 8294/1/11 at 9:34ampost #491 of 8294/1/11 at 9:51am
I love the print! My new little guy would look great in that on daddy and I bet his big brother will think the print is cool.
My husband babywears, but usually I have to help him put it on. He liked the Bjorn we had when our first son was a babe. I think the buckles seem easier, more foolproof. He's worn a wrap, and the gemini but not on his own.post #492 of 8294/1/11 at 10:07ampost #493 of 8294/1/11 at 11:20am
I'd love one of these! My husband loves to wear a carrier when mama is away on errands or a night out. It would be helpful to have videos that show MEN putting the carriers on and how to do it right, both for the front and back positions.post #494 of 8294/1/11 at 11:20am
I would love to win one of these carriers!! I think that having a versatile line of masculine designs, and plenty of testimonials from men who already wear the carriers would help increase the amount of men that would wear one. Thanks!post #495 of 8294/1/11 at 11:22ampost #496 of 8294/1/11 at 11:22ampost #497 of 8294/1/11 at 11:22ampost #498 of 8294/1/11 at 11:22am
I would LOVE one of these. I think one of the things that is going to help dads be more likely to baby wear is making something that is secure, comfortable for both parent and child, and in neutral colors/patterns. And of course, providing education on the benefits of baby wearing!post #499 of 8294/1/11 at 11:23am
Like everyone else who has posted--what a wonderful prize to win!!
As for helping my husband to wear our baby more~ we made sure he was comfortable using our carriers alone. Many times I would use it & just pop it on where he struggled with getting the straps right or they were too long. If it wasn't easy to use, he wouldn't use them. Making sure I took the time to teach him how to use and adjust it made him more comfortable. Instead of having women on the "how to" section on the website--have men be the models and let them instruct other men on how easy it is to use the carrier.post #500 of 8294/1/11 at 11:24am
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